CAIRO, 27 June 2019: Egypt's Mohamed Salah commented on the exclusion of Amr Warda from the list of Pharaohs in the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
Salah tweeted after the match about Amr Warda suspension believing in second chances.
Egypt national team defeated DR Congo 2_0, thanks to Ahmed Al Mohammady & Mohamed Salah, on Wednesday night to achieve their second victory at the competition. Egypt reached six points to top group A and secure their qualification to the second round regardless of the result against Uganda at the last game at the group stage.
“Women must be treated with the utmost respect. “No” means “no”. Those things are and must remain sacred. I also believe that many who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out.”
“We need to believe in second chances... we need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer.”
Before that, Egypt national team officials announced on Wednesday excluding the national team winger, Amr Warda, from the team squad participating in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The team officials announced the decision to rule out Warda was due to his misbehavior and immoral actions.
But after the victory, Amr Warda posted a video of himself apologizing for the Egyptian fans for his mistakes, he promised not to repeat such things again & wished for another chance.
As a reaction to this video, Egyptian national team players demanded from Amr Warda to stay in with the team despite EFA’s decision. They also demanded to have a meeting with EFA’s president, Hany Abu Reida, as they feel that Warda has been subjected to injustice. They believe that this decision will affect Warda’s career.
Ehab Lehita, Egyptian national team’s director, has stated before the match that Warda will not be back again to the Egyptian team; not at any moment in the future.
Amr Warda found support in the game against DRC from Egyptian players; Ahmed El Mohammady, while celebrating his goal, asked fans to forgive Warda. Also, Egypt’s defender, Baher El Mohmmady, raised Warda’s jersey.