Mohamed Salah spared national service
Chelsea tight lipped on a possible return of Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge
Didier Drogba of the Ivory Coast gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match against Colombia. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images
It was feared that Salah would be forced to return home to fulfil the military obligation that lasts between one and three years, but he has been given permission to continue his promising career at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old became eligible for military service, which is postponed for students, after cancelling his enrolment in one of Egypt’s education institutes.
Salah has made a positive impact since completing his transfer from Basel in January, scoring two goals in six Premier League appearances.
A fine international record reads 17 goals in 29 appearances and the news that he will not be required for military service enables him to participate in Chelsea’s pre-season training camp in Austria.
Meanwhile, the Blues have declined to comment on reports that Didier Drogba will return to Stamford Bridge for the 2014-15 season after signing a one-year deal.