​Liverpool ace Salah confirmed as new Egypt captain

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is the new captain of the Egyptian national team.

The 28-year-old is set to lead the Pharaohs as they attempt to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Egypt coach Hossam El-Badry has faith that Salah can not only serve as the team's attacking talisman, but their leader on and off the field.

"Hossam El-Badry, the coach of the first national football team, decided to award the captain's armband to Mohamed Salah," the statement read on the EFA website.

"The decision came after the coach informed the players who preceded Salah in seniority and who supported this step.

"El-Badry believes that the next stage needs stability and stability in some matters, including the leadership badge.

"The technical and administrative staff seeks to arrange matters in the coming period to achieve the dream of the Egyptians and football fans to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar."