CAIRO – 12 June 2018: “Hekayet Batal” (The Story of a Hero), published on June 9, is a biography of famous athlete Mohamed Salah, written by author and sports critic Emad Anwar and published by Al-Arabi.
The book that was released ahead of the World Cup tells the story of Salah from birth until reaching international acclaim.
The book starts by telling of Salah’s childhood and of how he went through several hardships. The book then shows and inspires young people by narrating how Salah’s determination made him become the athlete he is today.
Born in 15 June, 1992, Salah is a professional soccer who got married to Maggi in 2013. Together, they have a daughter called Mecca. He started his career in Al Mokawloon Club. From there, the young player made his debut in Switzerland’s Basel and succeeded in gaining the attention of other clubs worldwide.
Chelsea then announced that it has signed a deal with Basel to purchase Salah off of them. The player made his debut for Chelsea in the Primer League, making him the first Egyptian to sign for the Stamford Bridge Club.
Salah also played for the Italian club Fiorentina on an 18-month loan until the end of 2015 before joining Roma on a seasonal long loan that reached €5 million, which was later increased to €15 million to make his stay in the club permanent.
Salah finally joined Liverpool on June 22, 2017 upon signing a long-term contract with the reds for €42 million. He also represented Egypt in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics and is now going to participate with the Egyptian national team in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The book does not only inspire the youth to follow Salah’s lead towards success and professionalism, but it also inspires old people to believe in Egyptian talent and to look forward for a better future in the field of soccer with proud hearts.