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Kadyrov awarded the leader of the Egyptian national team Salah with the title of honorary citizen of Chechnya

But only after the team lost the Russian team.

Ramzan Kadyrov and Mohamed Salah. Getty Images

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he awarded the leader of the Egyptian national football team and the player of the English “Liverpool” Mohammed Salah with the title of honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic. According to the head of the region, he signed the decree on the night of June 23, giving the athlete a badge and a copy of the document at a gala dinner.

Kadyrov called Salah a great football player and said he was sure that in Chechnya “in due course” they will hold a friendly match between the local club “Ahmat” and the national team of Egypt.

Thousands of children, boys and older people got the opportunity to see one of the best players in the world, to communicate with him. An unprecedented interest appeared in football, although in Chechnya they were traditionally always liked to play. 

Mohammad Salah thanked for the surprisingly warm and good reception, excellent attitude to the team, excellent living conditions and training.

Ramzan Kadyrov
head of Chechnya
Kadyrov awards Salah. Photo from the page of the head of Chechnya in “VKontakte”

Salah is one of the most popular footballers in the world, who became the best striker of the English Premier League in the last season. Together with the Egyptian team, he is based in Grozny during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and trains at the Akhmat Arena stadium.

On the day of arrival, June 10, the team conducted an open for the fans training, but the national team leader did not participate in it because of recovery from a shoulder injury. However, some time after the start of the training, Kadyrov personally brought Salah to the arena, where he applauded the audience and talked with reporters.

Team Egypt before the third round of the group stage of the 2018 World Cup lost the chances of withdrawing from the group. The team lost to Uruguay (0: 1) and Russia (1: 3).

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