7 MUSICIANS WHO SINGS JUST LIKE DADDY LUMBA

Charles Kwadwo Fosu, known in music circles as Daddy Lumba is perhaps the only Ghanaian musician who has the highest number of ‘sing-alikes.’
After successfully etching his name in the annals of Ghanaian music as one of the best musicians, he has also impacted greatly on other musicians. Some of these musicians either through inspiration, admiration or copy-cat tendencies sound like him.
Daddy Lumba made an entry into the music industry in the early 1980s with ‘Yereye Aka Akwantuo Mu’ which he did with Nana Acheampong (they were then known as Lumba Brothers).
Since then, he has consistently released a lot of monster hit songs, thereby making him one of the most sought-after highlife musicians in Ghana.
Some musicians who sing like the ‘Aben Waha’ hit maker are Dada KD, Paapa Shee, Ofori Amponsah, Kofi Nti, Ama Ba, Richie Rich and Anokye Supremo (formerly DL Junior).
i. Dada KD
Born Dada Kwaku Duah, Dada KD is well known for his velvety voice and songs about love.
Some of his songs include ‘Ebeboawo,’ ‘Obiara Se Eye,’ ‘Somgye’ and ‘Mewura.’
He was adjudged Best Male Vocal Artist (Ghana Music Awards) in Britain in 2004 by Ghanaians resident in Britain.
Dada KD once worked with bands like RELATIVES in Germany, with Kojo Antwi’s Band, Tropical Vibes (Accra) and also with Amakye Dede’s band.
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Papa Shee

Papa Shee (now a minister of the gospel) is well known for songs like ‘Koyoonsor,’ ‘Atadwe,’ ‘Yaa Asantewa,’ ‘Atepa,’ among others.
Previously known as the Wonder Boy, he used to perform at a lot of Ghanaian entertainment events in the United States of America when he was at his prime.
Paapa Shee was the first Ghanaian musician to release a DVD on the music scene.
Dancing since he was six years old, he became known early in his teenage years as a lead danger for many famous Ghanaian recording artists such as Dady Lumba and the late Mr.AAA (Akwasi Amphofo Adjei).
iii. Ofori Amponah
Ofori Amponsah is a highlife musician who took a foray into gospel music and ministry few years ago but returned when it occurred to him he had not really been called for God’s work.
He is a protégé of Daddy Lumba. He first got the exposure in the music industry when he was featured on Daddy Lumba’s album ‘Wo Ho Kyere.’
On the song, their voices sound too similar that one has to really strain to differentiate between which is Lumba’s and which is Ofori’s.
After releasing his own production ‘Asew’ under Owusek Productions in 2001, he became a household name.
He followed with albums like ‘Mepraw.’
In 2005, Amponsah released ‘Otoolege’ which had KK Fosu, Kofi Nti, and Barosky.
Mr. All for Real won big the next year at the Ghana Music Awards with seven awards. ‘Otoolege’ won him 2005 VGMA Artist of the Year.
In 2015 when he released ‘Alewa’ after making a u-turn from the word for the ‘world.’
Ofori Amponsah later admitted that starting the Family of Faith and Love Ministries was a miscalculated step.
iv. Kofi Nti
Kofi Nti is another artiste whose style of singing and vocal texture bears great resemblance to Daddy Lumba’s.
Born on the 25th January, 1980, Kofi Nti comes from Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
His ‘Rakia’ featured some of Ghana’s most renounced best artistes namely K.K Fosu, Ofori Amponsah, and Isaac Mensah Obeng (Barosky).
He also has songs like ‘Monica,’ ‘Atwetan,’ ‘Odo Nwom,’ and others.
v. Ama Ba
Amaba may not be as popular as the others but he also released a couple of highlife songs. In fact, until Anokye Supremo, most people considered his voice as the closest in similarity to Daddy Lumba’s.
He has not been visible in the music industry recently but he is known for songs like Nipa Nye Nyame.
On 20th October, 2016 George Kwabena Opoku (real name) ditched secular music for gospel with the launch of his album ‘My Soul’ which has tracks like ‘Nipa Nnye Nyame,’ ‘Onim Nea Oye’ and ‘Ebenezer.’
vi. Richie Rich
Richie Rich is well known for his feature on C-Zar’s ‘Mercy Loko’ and ‘Befe Ma No.’ He did the chorus on those songs

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He was inspired to do music when he started listening to Charles Kwadwo Fosu (Daddy Lumba) and Ofori Amponsah.
He got featured on some of Ofori Amponsah’s songs after he was introduced to him by C-Zar.
Richie has songs like ‘Nsroma,’ ‘Tasty’.
vii. Anokye Supremo
Undoubtedly, Emmanuel Kwame Anokye known showbiz as Anokye Supremo is the only artiste who does not sing just like Daddy Lumba, but also a spit image of the highlife legend.
He was discovered through a TV Africa-produced reality show, ‘Just Like You’ which took place in 2010.
Just Like You’ was a reality TV show which gave artistes the platform to mimic their favourite celebrities. Anokye Supremo imitated Daddy Lumba.
After the show, Anokye Supremo (DL Jnr.) who has similar looks as Daddy Lumba has been plying his trade as a musician.
On 17th January, 2018, Daddy Lumba filed a lawsuit at the Accra High Court alleging that Anokye had claimed to be his son and even impersonated him to get gifts from people.
He further alleged that Anokye had a history of impersonating him since his appearance on a
Even though the case is still pending in court, the Lumba look-alike changed his name from DL Junior to Anokye Supremo.
He has songs songs like ‘Befa Me,’ ‘Efri Nea Efire, ‘Krom Aye De’ and the latest ‘Hash Wuish.’

C.K MAN FINALLY GOES HOME.

The mortal remains of the late highlife musician Charles Kofi Mann, known in the music industry as C.K Mann, was on Saturday, July 14 laid to rest at the Takoradi cemetery in the Western Region.
C.K Mann, 83, died on Tuesday, March 20 at the Ghana Ports & Harbours Hospital (GPHA) in Takoradi after battling a number of illnesses.
The body was on Friday laid in state at his residence at Anaji Estate, where a large number of musicians and stakeholders in the creative arts industry, as well as hundreds of fans filed past C.K Mann’s body and paid their last respects.
The family then moved to the Jubilee Park for wake-keeping, where a number of musicians, including Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Pat Thomas, among others, entertained mourners with their various songs.
On Saturday morning, the mortal remains of the late musician was sent to the Christ The King Catholic Church for burial service before being taken to the Takoradi cemetery.
Among the mourners were the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku; the Western Regional Minister, Dr Kweku Afriyie; the Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah; the Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, Charles Bissue, a presidential staffer, among others

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Some musicians who were at the event were Pat Thomas, Rex Omar, Kofi Kinaata, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Bessa Simons, Nero X, Pastor Joe Bechaam, Ernestina Koney, Daddy Bosco and many more.
The solemn ceremony, indeed, brought together the old and young together, whose lives the high-life veteran has affected with his music. Performances were seen from his colleagues at the funeral.
A number of politicians, traditional leaders and the clergy also graced the occasion.
C.K Mann came to the prominence in the late 60s with songs like ‘Edina Benya’ after cutting his musical teeth with Kakaiku Internationals before joining the Ocean Strings and eventually establishing the Carousel 7 Band, which featured Paapa Yankson, Bessa Simons, among others.
He is widely credited with popularising the coastal music of fishermen dubbed ‘Osode’ by infusing western musical instruments into it.
Some of his hit tunes are ‘Okwan Tsintsin Awar’, ‘Kolomashi’, ‘Yebeyi Wo Aye’, among many others.
In 2006, President J.A Kufuor awarded C.K. Mann the Grand Medal for his meritorious contribution to the music industry in Ghana. The final funeral rites will be announced shortly.

Time is right for LeBron James for new challenge after delivering on promise in Cleveland


His greatest talent, more than the chase-down block and the floating fadeaway shot and the court vision and the ability to showcase on the floor like no big man before, is his sense of timing. That’s why he’s going to the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s time, you see. LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010 because hooking up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh presented his best chance to finally win a championship. He returned to the Cavs four years later to fulfill a broken promise and give Cleveland the chance to throw the world’s happiest block party when that suffering city finally snapped its 52-year professional sports championship spell, making him a civic immortal in the process. And now the four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star is headed to the Lakers, the tinsel franchise, and this choice is equal parts personal and professional. This is the city where his iconic basketball career will most likely end and his post-career will begin. This is where he can play for a man he respects, Magic Johnson, and on a team that can be built into a beast. This is where his family enjoys living and his teenaged son, Bronny, can become engaged in the competitive Southern California prep basketball scene. This is where LeBron, who has a film production company, can gain a firmer foothold in the entertainment business, which by all accounts is where he wants to make his next fortune.

Why LeBron James left Cleveland for Los Angeles.

Yes, it’s time, for LeBron and obviously the Lakers, and this sense of clockwork just might work out tremendously for both. Their paths were careening towards a welcome collision that shook the NBA Sunday when LeBron announced he will sign a free agent deal with the Lakers. And not a short-term deal, either, as he did in Miami and throughout his second tour with the Cavs. No, LeBron is locked in for four years, and that means he’s willing to give Magic enough time to stitch together a good enough squad to make the Golden State Warriors twitchy. He joins a bunch of green bananas that’s not quite ready for June … but wait another 15 minutes because Magic isn’t done yet. The Lakers missed out on Paul George, who announced plans to re-sign with Oklahoma City. And Chris Paul, best buds with LeBron, took the Rockets’ money and stayed put. But there’s enough salary cap flex and assets to re-arrange the furniture overnight if the Lakers choose. They’re still in the sweepstakes for disgruntled star and LA-native Kawhi Leonard and have interest in signing free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. If neither of those options are in play this year, Magic seems more than willing to keep his young team intact and wait until the summer of 2019. Why the patience? Well, Leonard will be an unrestricted free agent then, if he doesn’t have a change of heart and signs a contract extension with San Antonio (or wherever he spends the 2018-19 season). There’s Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker ready to reach the marketplace. Also, Klay Thompson, whose father Mychal draws a Laker paycheck as a team broadcaster, hits free agency next summer, and signing him would weaken the Warriors in the process.Anyway, who knows, maybe Kyle Kuzma or Brandon Ingram or Lonzo Ball (or Julius Randle if he re-signs) will by then develop into potential stars or important pieces on a contender. What’s great about the Lakers’ situation is they have options, and most are good and promising, and half of their problems are already solved because they have LeBron, a licensed one-man NBA Finals hauling crew. It says plenty about Magic and owner Jeanie Buss that LeBron found the Lakers intriguing enough to leave Cleveland and sign up. When Buss assumed controlling interest of the franchise three years ago, she sought Magic’s counsel and then hired him to run the basketball operations. It was a solid match, these old friends, with Jeanie Buss providing the necessary resources to polish a franchise gone stale, and Magic radiating with appeal and still carrying clout among potential free agents. He promised Buss that the necessary steps would be taken to develop stars and acquire stars, something the Lakers have done habitually and brilliantly in their history and especially under the late Jerry Buss. This is where Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal arrived and tasted success, and where Jerry West and Kobe Bryant spent their entire careers. No question, Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson sold all that glam to LeBron. They probably all but promised him a statue outside the crowded Staples Center entrance and the chance to have a third jersey retired (after Cleveland and Miami eventually do what’s right and expected). On Sunday, the first day of free agency, Magic was at LeBron’s home in LA, no doubt in full charming mode. Although that probably wasn’t terribly necessary. As a student of the game with an appreciation for history, LeBron already had a measure of admiration for Magic the player. But it was Magic the executive who sealed LeBron’s signature by moving mountains in a matter of mere months on the job. Magic cleared the salary cap of lead poison (with only Luol Deng’s remaining $38 million clunker left) while loading up on percolating young talent in Ingram, Kuzma, Ball and Josh Hart. The blueprint to fetch LeBron was done quickly, early and smoothly, allowing the Lakers to improve from within and beyond.

Yes, it’s time, for LeBron and obviously the Lakers, and this sense of clockwork just might work out tremendously for both.

Their paths were careening towards a welcome collision that shook the NBA Sunday when LeBron announced he will sign a free agent deal with the Lakers. And not a short-term deal, either, as he did in Miami and throughout his second tour with the Cavs. No, LeBron is locked in for four years, and that means he’s willing to give Magic enough time to stitch together a good enough squad to make the Golden State Warriors twitchy.

He joins a bunch of green bananas that’s not quite ready for June … but wait another 15 minutes because Magic isn’t done yet. The Lakers missed out on Paul George, who announced plans to re-sign with Oklahoma City. And Chris Paul, best buds with LeBron, took the Rockets’ money and stayed put. But there’s enough salary cap flex and assets to re-arrange the furniture overnight if the Lakers choose. They’re still in the sweepstakes for disgruntled star and LA-native Kawhi Leonard and have interest in signing free agent center DeMarcus Cousins. If neither of those options are in play this year, Magic seems more than willing to keep his young team intact and wait until the summer of 2019.

Why the patience? Well, Leonard will be an unrestricted free agent then, if he doesn’t have a change of heart and signs a contract extension with San Antonio (or wherever he spends the 2018-19 season). There’s Jimmy Butler and Kemba Walker ready to reach the marketplace. Also, Klay Thompson, whose father Mychal draws a Laker paycheck as a team broadcaster, hits free agency next summer, and signing him would weaken the Warriors in the process.

Anyway, who knows, maybe Kyle Kuzma or Brandon Ingram or Lonzo Ball (or Julius Randle if he re-signs) will by then develop into potential stars or important pieces on a contender. What’s great about the Lakers’ situation is they have options, and most are good and promising, and half of their problems are already solved because they have LeBron, a licensed one-man NBA Finals hauling crew.

It says plenty about Magic and owner Jeanie Buss that LeBron found the Lakers intriguing enough to leave Cleveland and sign up. When Buss assumed controlling interest of the franchise three years ago, she sought Magic’s counsel and then hired him to run the basketball operations. It was a solid match, these old friends, with Jeanie Buss providing the necessary resources to polish a franchise gone stale, and Magic radiating with appeal and still carrying clout among potential free agents.

He promised Buss that the necessary steps would be taken to develop stars and acquire stars, something the Lakers have done habitually and brilliantly in their history and especially under the late Jerry Buss. This is where Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal arrived and tasted success, and where Jerry West and Kobe Bryant spent their entire careers.

No question, Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson sold all that glam to LeBron. They probably all but promised him a statue outside the crowded Staples Center entrance and the chance to have a third jersey retired (after Cleveland and Miami eventually do what’s right and expected).

On Sunday, the first day of free agency, Magic was at LeBron’s home in LA, no doubt in full charming mode. Although that probably wasn’t terribly necessary. As a student of the game with an appreciation for history, LeBron already had a measure of admiration for Magic the player. But it was Magic the executive who sealed LeBron’s signature by moving mountains in a matter of mere months on the job. Magic cleared the salary cap of lead poison (with only Luol Deng’s remaining $38 million clunker left) while loading up on percolating young talent in Ingram, Kuzma, Ball and Josh Hart. The blueprint to fetch LeBron was done quickly, early and smoothly, allowing the Lakers to improve from within and beyond

How the Lakers salary cap shapes up with LeBron coming aboard.

When you consider the entire enthralling package — on-hand talent and room to add another A-list player or two, and star-struck Hollywood heavyweights sitting courtside and willing to do business with the game’s best player — it just seemed the right move for LeBron at the right time.

If you wish to cast a wary eye at an all-time great who’s on the move once again, at least applaud him for taking the harder road this time. He could’ve remained in the Easy East and joined the up-and-coming Sixers or stayed in Cleveland and made a ninth consecutive run for the Finals. Instead, he’s venturing West and just down the street from the Warriors, and doing it — at the moment, anyway — without a fellow superstar riding shotgun.

And there’s risk. He brings 15 seasons of heavy wear from deep runs into June at a high level. He’ll turn 34 next season; while LeBron was brilliant at age 33, sometimes Father Time comes knocking without warning or compassion. In that sense, he’s on the clock, and the closer he creeps to the last year of that contract, the more help he’ll need to keep playing into June.

Regardless where and how far he goes yearly with the Lakers, LeBron stressed how much his family would have a major voice in his next stop. The move to Miami was mainly selfish. The return to Cleveland was more out of a sense of duty and to gain a measure of public acceptance. Here, the family weighs in. They love the lifestyle and obvious advantages of being in LA. This was a group decision after a huddle.

Plus, it’s not lost on LeBron how Magic became a corporation after retirement, thanks to powerful LA connections. LeBron wants to produce movies and documentaries and be on the forefront of a changing entertainment landscape. He can now rub the same shoulders as he begins to build an empire that’s heavily influenced by Hollywood and technology.

So this feels right, seems right for LeBron James, who’ll likely hold multiple major NBA career records and basketball achievements before he’s done. This move represents a twist to his legacy, an opportunity to align himself among the long line of Laker greats and a win-win for his family and business interests. It’s his final basketball lap which he hopes turns into a victory lap.

It’s the right place, right time and right team for yet another superstar who’s just right for the Lakers.

Blame NDC for Amissah Arthur’s death – NDC Man

The founder and president of the opposition National Democratic Congress’s (NDC’s) Serial Callers Association of Western Region, Mr. William Gyima known as Abeiku Prestea has chided the leadership of the NDC party over the sudden death of the Ghana’s former President, Mr. Amissah Arthur.
The former Vice President died at the 37 military hospital Friday, June 29, 2018, Morning after he reportedly collapsed at the Air Force base gym.
Following his sudden demise, scores of Ghanaians led by President Nana Addo Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, former president John Dramani Mahama among other state personalities has extended their deepest condolences to the wife and family of the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
But, commenting on the demise of the former statesman, the leader of the Serial Caller’s Association, Mr. William Gyima has pointed accusing fingers at the leadership of the NDC saying “he was not treated fairly.”
According to him, the NDC neglected Amissah-Arthur after the party went into opposition after suffering a humiliating defeat by the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 elections.
He claimed that the former Governor of BoG was frustrated and as a result of excessive thinking and disappointment from his party he met his untimely death.
He also alleged the party had plans to select a new person as a running mate should the former President John Mahama contest and win the upcoming NDC presidential primaries.
Mr. Gyima buttressed his point saying the leadership of the party never included the late Amissah Arthur in the ‘Unity Walks’ and only gave the platforms to former President Mahama to market himself.
“Our leadership didn’t try well at all for deliberately ignored Mr. Amissah Arthur from the Unity Walks and gave the platforms to Mr. John Mahama, and these things contributed to his death and I also blamed Mr. John Mahama for also neglecting Mr. Amissah”, he explained.
“How can somebody who was not sick passed on just like that, this is serious, late Amissah Arthur was not treated fairly, his soul rest in perfect peace”.
Mr. Gyima expressed his deepest condolences to the former President’s family and to all members of the NDC.
Meanwhile, Former President, John Mahama says his late former assistant, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, actively supported his administration to put Ghana on the path of growth and development.
“Paa Kwesi was a quintessential gentleman who brought immense knowledge, decency and integrity to governance and public service.
“His passing has left a huge void in our nation and we are overwhelmed with grief,” former Mahama eulogised.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the former President’s family members and also all members of NDC.
He, therefore, blamed his party’s leadership over the dismiss of the former President, Mr. Arthur.
The NDC communicator said the former vice President died as a result of excessive thinking and disappointment.
He revealed that the leadership of the party had neglected late Amissah Arthur since the party went to opposition.
According to him, the party has planned to select new person as a running mate if in case the former President John Mahama wins the upcoming presidential primaries.
He butressed his point for saying that the leadership of the party never included the late Amissah Arthur in the ‘Unity Walks’ and only gave the platforms to the former President of Ghana, Mr. John Mahama to market himself.
“Our leadership didn’t try well at all for deliberately ignored Mr. Amissah Arthur from the Unity Walks and gave the platforms to Mr. John Mahama, and these things contributed to his death and I also blamed Mr. John Mahama for also neglecting Mr. Amissah”, he explained.
He added, “how can somebody who was not sick passed on just like that, this is serious, late Amissah Arthur was not treated fairly, his soul rest in perfect peace”.
Amissah-Arthur was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani.
Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, born April 29, 1951, was an economist, academic and politician who was the sixth Vice-President of Ghana, in office from August 6, 2012, until January 7, 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama.
He was sworn in as Vice-President on August 6, 2012, following vetting by the Parliament of Ghana.
He was nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to be the vice-president a week after Mahama himself was sworn in. This followed the sudden death of John Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.
Amissah-Arthur is married to Matilda Amissah-Arthur from Esiama in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region with two children. He is a Christian and is known to worship at the Calvary Methodist Church at Adabraka in Accra
Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.

Sumsum Reveals Why Some Actress Refuse To Kiss Me

Kumawood actor Sumsum has revealed that female actresses do not kiss him in movies and he doesn’t know why they always deny his kisses even when directed by producers.

Speaking to Nana Romeo on Accra FM, he explained that “The only actress I have kissed wasn’t a star but I later had the opportunity to kiss Vivian Jill in a movie in which she needed a child and I had to sleep with her for her to conceive but she turned me down and dodged me when I tried to kiss her . I did not ask her why she dodged me because I didn’t believe in myself. Perhaps they think since I have big eyes, I might knock them with it which scares them away”.

He later expressed his disappointment in discrimination from female actresses when it comes to kissing in movies. Sunsum revealed that most female actresses especially those based in Accra fail to kiss him and few of his colleagues in the Kumawood movie industry but accept kisses from Majid and co, an action he “cannot think far” about.

“ I watched a movie, Lilwin was directed to kiss Jackie Appiah but she denied him. Assuming it was Majid, she would have kissed him passionately with no qualms.The female actresses discriminate when it comes to kissing in movies especially the Accra actresses, What do they take us for ? or because we speak twi ?”, he quizzed.However, reacting to whether an Accra actor has ever been rude to him, he said “yes, Van Vicker. I met him once and wanted to shake him by hand but he turned me down with a thumbs up, which clearly shows he has no regards for me and didn’t value the fact that I wanted to shake his hand as a colleague and when it happens this way the person doesn’t love you.”

Agya Koo Backs Kennedy Agyapong To Expose Anas

XGltYWdlc1xjb250ZW50XDYyNTIwMTg5Mzc0Nl9hZ3lha29vNzIweDM2MC5qcGd8NzcwfDQwMHw2LzI2LzIwMTg=Renowned Ghanain/Kumawood actor Kofi Adu, who is popularly known as Agya Koo, has thrown his weight behind the member of Parliament for Assin central constituency Hon. Kennedy Agyapong ahead of the premiering of his ‘Who watches the watchman’ video.

The highly anticipated documentary is meant to expose the alleged corrupt practices of ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeayew Anas.

In a promotional video released, Agya Koo is seen telling Ghanaians not to just conclude and make their judgment only by listening to one side of the ongoing brouhaha between the politician and the investigative journalist Anas.

He added that after going to watch the documentary of Anas’ expose on the Ghana Football Federation and its former boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, it would be right on the side of Ghanaians to also watch the documentary on Anas by Kennedy Agyapong and make their final conclusion.

The video from the honourable member of Parliament would be screened on Wednesday, June 27th on Net 2 TV.

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2018 World Cup: Mohamed Salah ‘Happy In Camp’ Says Egyptian FA

The Egyptian Football Association says there is “no problem” between it and star player Mohamed Salah, amid reports the Liverpool forward could be set to quit the national team.
It had been reported the 26-year-old was considering his future with the squad after a series of disagreements.
Salah was reported to be unhappy after being photographed with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.
“Reports that Salah wants to leave are completely wrong,” the Egypt FA said.
“Mo is still with us now and he is happy in the camp. He is eating and laughing with his team-mates. He is training well and that means no problem.”
Salah had been pictured with Kadyrov, who was accused of using the player for political propaganda.
Egypt are based in Chechnya during the World Cup, and on Saturday Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas tweeted that he was “fuming”.
Kadyrov’s regime has been criticised for alleged human rights abuse, a claim he denied this week in a BBC interview.
Salah had a disagreement with the EFA in April over his image rights.
He was upset his image had been used in a promotion for official sponsor WE when he had a sponsorship deal with rival telecommunications firm Vodafone. He tweeted in Arabic: “Sorry but this is a major insult.”
Salah missed Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay as he continued to recover from the shoulder injury that forced him out of Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat.
He returned for the game against hosts Russia and scored a penalty in Egypt’s 3-1 defeat.
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