Speculations of a brewing rift between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, a Liverpool player has jokingly claimed that the Egyptian superstar does not pass to any of his teammates.
Salah drew criticism at the end of last month when he chose not to pass to Mane, who was in a better goalscoring position, during the club’s 3-0 Premier League win over Burnely, and in doing so sparked speculation that there might be tension between the two African stars.
Following the incident, and ahead of the club’s clash against Chelsea on Sunday, Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was asked to finish the sentence “Mohamed Salah isn’t selfish…” by Football Focus, and responded with the claim that Salah was a goalscorer and that all goalscorers are selfish.
“Isn’t selfish? Are you winding me up?” Oxlade-Chamberlain replied jokingly. “The guy doesn’t pass to us. Are you mad? Ask Sadio!
“No, Mo Salah isn’t selfish because he’s a goalscorer. He’s got to do that. We can’t expect him to pass us the ball all the time and him to score loads of goals.
“The way he plays wins us games, so he’s got to do what he’s got to do. He scores, we win the game. I’m happy. Mo, do what you want!”
The Egypt international joined Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017 and has scored 58 goals in 80 Premier League appearances for the club since, winning two Golden Boot awards, including last season’s award which he shared with Mane and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, along the way.
In other news – France’s largest fresh produce market pledges to partner with Zambian farmers
France’s largest fresh produce market Rungis has pledged to work with the Paris Mission to foster partnership cooperation with Lusaka City Council (LCC) and Local Farmers in Zambia.
Zambia’s Ambassador to France Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata, undertook an exploratory tour for the Mission to learn and assess if there could be possibilities of partnership cooperation with a similar market that could be modeled like the Rungis market in Zambia. continue reading