African Footballer of the Year, Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohammed Salah speaks during a press conference after the CAF awards at the Accra International Press Conference in Accra, on January 4, 2018. / AFP / CRISTINA ALDEHUELA
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A commercial dispute between Mohammed Salah and football authorities in his native Egypt has been swiftly resolved following top-level political intervention, a quick turnaround that showcased the mega star power of the 25-year-old Liverpool winger.Abdel-Aziz said late Sunday that he and the association have agreed to meet Salah's demands.The dispute erupted six weeks before Salah leads Egypt at the World Cup, the country's first appearance at the tournament since 1990 .Salah scored two goals and assisted another two at Anfield.Abdel-Aziz also appeared to acknowledge that the federation was to blame for the dispute with Salah, saying it was likely that it did not have the expertise to deal with commercial issues relating to a player of his global status.With more than 40 goals this season, Salah has captivated the soccer crazy nation of about 100 million people.
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