Mohamed Salah's statue unveiled in Egypt, creates social media buzz

A sculpture of Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah, has been unveiled in the Liverpool's forward home country on Sunday, at the World Youth Forum (WYF) being held in Sharm al-Sheikh.

The artwork by Egyptian sculptor Mai Abdel Allah, depicts the striker in his famous goalscoring celebration with his arms out wide.

The sculpture places Salah among the list of global
football stars with their sculptures, including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Despite being adored by majority of Egyptians, the sculpture is being mocked on social media over its likeness to star, with fans drawing comparisons to that of Cristiano Ronaldo which was widely mocked after it was unveiled at Madeira airport last year.

Sculptor Mai Abdel Allah told Egyptian media that she created the statue because Salah stood as a symbol of excellence for Egyptian youth, describing the artwork as "distinguished and executable."

Salah scored 32 goals in just 36 appearances in his debut year at Liverpool last season, breaking records and garnering widespread praise which lead to a new five-year deal this year.

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