Liverpool star Mo Salah signs new long-term deal with no release clause

first_img Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted Mo Salah will be staying at Anfield Salah’s efforts in 2017/18 saw him awarded both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year.His season, though, ended on a horrible note as he suffered a shoulder injury in the first half of the Championship final against Real Madrid, who triumphed 3-1 in Kiev.The problem forced him to miss Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay and though he scored against Russia and Saudi Arabia, the African nation crashed out in the group stage.Mohamed Salah posts cryptic tweet shortly after Spain are eliminated from the 2018 World Cup Salah has committed his future to Liverpool He shattered numerous goalscoring records, scoring 32 times in 36 Premier League games and claiming 44 goals in all competitions in 2017/18.Salah also came to the fore during Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final.His stunning form throughout the season inevitably led to reports the likes of Real Madrid could pounce, but Liverpool have now ended any speculation about his future.The new deal is understood to run until 2023 and does not contain a release clause.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said on the club’s official website: “I think this news can be seen for what it is; rewarding a person who performed and contributed greatly for the team and the club last season.“It demonstrates two things very clearly also – his belief in Liverpool and our belief in him.“We want world-class talent to see they have a home at Anfield where they can fulfil all their professional dreams and ambitions – we are working hard together to achieve this.” Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool.The Egyptian forward arrived at Anfield from Roma last summer for a fee in the region of £34million and enjoyed a stunning first campaign with the club. 2 2last_img read more

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Brand South Africa’s “Making it uniquely South Africa”

first_imgBrand South Africa’ is embarking on an exciting series titled “Making it uniquely South Africa”. The series showcases young and old entrepreneurs across different creative industries that have found opportunities, utilised their skills and manufactured products that promote Nation Brand pride and competitiveness.The importance of showcasing these individuals puts the spotlight on the country’s creative and multiskilled craftspeople. It encourages buying locally-produced products which result in job creation and a strengthened economy.In the State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa emphasised that; “increasing local demand, and reducing the consumption of imports, is important because it increases the opportunities for producers within South Africa to serve a growing market. Through this, we will intensify the “buy South Africa” programme.”The series crafted around the big idea “South Africans, making products for SA and the world” will unfold on the various Brand South Africa social media platforms, media channels such as Soweto TV, which will drive levels of engagements and remind everyone of the beautifully diverse South Africa that has the resources and skills to produce impeccable quality.Four artists share their story of what has shaped their designs and made it recognisably South African. These artists include:Thabiso Mjo, Creative Director of interior and product design firm Mash.T Design StudioMpho Vackier, an engineer and an interior designerAndile Dyalvane, a renowned ceramicist and Design Indaba Emerging Creative alumnus, Majolandile ‘Andile’ is the founder of Imiso Ceramics, a Woodstock-based studio that produces exclusive but functional once-off pieces.Professor Pitika Ntuli, a South African sculptor, poet, writer, and academic who spent 32 years of his life in exile in Swaziland and the UK.Speaking about the Making it uniquely South Africa series, Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “We are continuously finding solutions to drive economic growth, by showcasing inspiring new ways of creativity in the different industries and in different countries. We want the world to take note and see how South Africans are remarkable. The series is anchored on the notion that we are all responsible in constructing a positive narrative we want the world to hear.”Share your “Making it uniquely South Africa” story and follow the series @Brand_SAlast_img read more

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