Walid Soliman celebrates scoring against ES Setif - Photo courtesy of FIFA
CAIRO – 15 November 2018: Al-Ahly winger, Walid Soliman, announced on Wednesday his international retirement on his official Twitter account.
The winger never earned a call from the national team since 2016 when he played a friendly game against Guinea under Hector Cuper’s command.
“With all due respect and to put an end to all controversies, I announce my international retirement and I wish the best for the national team,” Soliman tweeted.
Soliman, 33, failed to convince former national team manager, Hector Cuper, to include him at the World Cup squad and Soliman was also left out of the national team squad under national team new manager, Javier Aguirre.
Soliman’s decision shocked football fans in Egypt who believe that the player deserves a place at the national team squad.
“I understand his anger after being left out of the squad despite his amazing form. Everyone believes that he deserves a call to the national team. However, I don’t agree with his decision and he has to keep fighting day after day to put the national team staff under pressure to add him to the squad,” former international striker, Ahmed Hossam known as Mido, tweeted.
Soliman was ruled out of the squad set to face Tunisia on Friday at the African Cup of Nations’ qualifiers.