Egypt’s football sensation Mohammed Salah on Tuesday met US-born Hollywood star Rami Malek in New York during celebrations for US magazine Time’s 100 most influential people worldwide. Time named Salah and Malik in the 2019 list under the ‘Titans’ category, after Salah received the Premier League Golden Boot during a stand-out 2017-18 campaign, and Malik made history by becoming the first Arab actor to win the Oscar Academy Award for his performance as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018). Salah was also selected as the Confederation of African Football’s Player of 2018 for the second consecutive year, and was named both PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year in 2018. Time writer John Oliver wrote that “Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. Time magazine announced in April list of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2019, including five Arab figures: Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah, Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed, Yemeni human rights activist Radhya Almutawakel, and Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul.
Source: Egypt Independent April 24, 2019 11:48 UTC