Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov has made Mohamed Salah an honorary citizen of the southern Russian region at a farewell banquet held for Egypt
Chechnya’s capital, Grozny, has been hosting Egypt’s training camp and Kadyrov, backed by the Kremlin, has seized on opportunities to appear alongside Salah, whose goalscoring exploits for Liverpool and Egypt have made him an international superstar.
“Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic. Yes, that’s right! Tonight I signed a decree conferring this high award on the great footballer and member of the Egypt and Liverpool teams,” Kadyrov wrote on messaging app Telegram.
Salah was presented with a badge and a copy of the decree at the dinner on Friday night, Kadyrov said.