Liverpool winger Mo Salah turns down expensive gift for firing Egypt to the World Cup

Winger proves he’s a class act both on and off the pitch by asking for donation to home village instead

  • 19:22, 19 OCT 2017
  • Updated22:34, 19 OCT 2017

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has turned down the offer of a luxury villa as reward for firing Egypt to the 2018 World Cup.

The Reds’ club record signing requested that the Egyptian businessman made a donation to his home village instead.

Sources at the Egyptian sport website say that Salah was contacted by Mamdouh Abbas, the former president of the club Zamalek in his homeland, after the dramatic 2-1 victory over Congo earlier this month.

Abbas wanted Salah to have the holiday villa as a gift in recognition of the part he played in the Pharaohs reaching their first World Cup since 1990.

Mo Salah in training with Egypt (Image: (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images))

However, the 25-year-old politely declined and said a donation to Nagrig village in Gharbiya province, which is around 150km from the capital Cairo, would make him happier.

Already a national hero in Egypt, Salah’s stock reached new heights after scoring with a 94th minute penalty against Congo in the Borg El Arab Stadium.

The governor of Gharbiya renamed the player’s former school in Basioun ‘Mohamed Salah Industrial High School’. Nagrig’s youth centre is also being renamed in his honour.

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