- Amr Warda has been called back to Egypt national team for AFCON 2019
- He was sent home recently after being accused of sending harassing messages to a model
- Egypt have won their first two games at the 2019 AFCON and will play Uganda in next tie
Egyptian Football Association have pardoned star player Amr Warda and he has been recalled to the national team days after he was kicked out.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder was accused of assaulting an Instagram model by sending her inappropriate messages.
This led to his expulsion from the national team, but despite evidences and claims shared by the model against Warda, his teammates stood by him.
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Star like Mohamed Salah and other teammates begged on his behalf for the Football Association to temper justice with mercy on Warda's issue.
''Women must be treated with the utmost respect. “No” means “no”. Those things are and must remain sacred,
''I also believe that many who make mistakes can change for the better and shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine, which is the easiest way out,'' Salah said on social media.
Ahmed Shobeir, the Egyptian Football Association’s vice-president, announced on his official Facebook page that Amr Warda has officially returned to the squad.
Egypt have already qualified for the knockout stage at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, and Warda could get the chance to face Uganda in their final Group A game.
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