Mohamed “Mo” Salah, Egyptian football star has called for a transformation in the way women are treated in the Muslim world, in an interview with Time magazine on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old salah, Liverpool forward was named one of the US magazine’s 100 most influential figures of the year, alongside other athletes including LeBron James Tiger Woods, and Naomi Osaka.
his attitudes towards gender equality had evolved over the years, he wanted to see more change. Salah told Time.“I think we need to change the way we treat women in our culture,” Salah was quoted as saying. “It’s not optional.”
He said the treatment of women “in my culture and in the Middle East” had transformed his opinions on gender issues.
According to the magazine Salah said “I support the woman more than I did before, because I feel like she deserves more than what they give her now, at the moment,”
He was named African Footballer of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and was also English football’s Player of the Year in 2017-2018 following a dazzling season with Liverpool.
Salah is an icon in africa Egypt after helping the country qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the first time they had reached the finals of the event since 1990.
He revealed that he has learned to cope with the “little bit of pressure” that comes with his elevated profile while expressing pride at being regarded as a role model.
“To be the first Egyptian in this situation and no one has done this before… it’s something different,” he said, insisting that superstardom had not changed his lifestyle.
“I just live my life normal,” he said. “Most of the time I stay at home, I don’t like to go out.” Salah conclude