Egyptian star forward Mohamed Salah has come out to defend his national team teammate Amr Warda who was sent home from Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
The 25-year-old who appeared as a substitute during the host nation’s opening game against Zimbabwe last Friday was on Wednesday kicked out of the Pharaoh’s camp and missed the game against DR Congo on Wednesday evening.
The central midfielder who plays his club football in Greece, has been entangled in sexual allegations and is accused of sexually harassing and blackmailing women on social media.
Merhan Keller, a British-Egyptian model, released screenshots of inappropriate messages she, and other women, received from Warda on Instagram and Whatsapp.
A statement on the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) website read: “The head of the Egyptian Football Federation, Hani Abu Reda, has decided to dismiss Amr Warda from the team’s camp after consulting with the team’s technical and administrative staff in order to maintain the state of discipline, commitment and concentration.
“The national team will complete the African Nations Championship with 22 players.”