Egypt asks Kenya to provide Mo Salah police chase cars, two bodyguards

Mo Salah
Liverpool's Mo Salah. [Photo: The Arab News]

Egypt has asked the Kenyan government to provide two bodyguards to Liverpool’s striker Mo Salah who is in Kenya for a match with Harambee Stars.

Salah together with his team mates arrived in Kenya on Tuesday night for the Africa cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification match with Kenya on Thursday at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The derby will begin at 7 pm Kenyan time.

According to Nairobi News, the Egyptian government asked Kenya to also provide Mo Salah with two police chase cars to accompany him and his team to Kasarani and to the airport.

Among other demands is that Mo Salah should be assigned a private suite at a posh hotel in Nairobi to help him self-isolate as Covid-19’s third wave continues taking a toll on Kenya.

He is taking precautions after fighting the virus in November last year when he visited Africa from Europe where he lives.

A private suite at a hotel of his choice costs between Ksh30,000 to Ksh40,000 per night

As this happens, the Kenyan government has blocked fans from accessing the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani.

The match will go on without fans as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19, Sport Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said.

She added that all precautions must be taken in ensuring that Kenyans remain safe during the match.

“We must all continue to do our part to contain the spread of coronavirus,” the CS said adding that only team players and their handler shall be allowed into the stadium.

Egypt is leading in Group G with seven point but tie with Comoros. However, they are in the lead in terms of goal difference.

On the other hand, Kenya is looking forward for an additional points having just three points. Harambee Stars is hopeful of nailing the Pharaohs at home.