Mohammed Salah Faces Religious Dilemma As Real Madrid Clash Looms
Liverpool’s winger, Mohammed Salah is facing religious dilemma as Liverpool are set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Salah as a practising Muslim will have to decide if he will observe Islamic festival of Ramadan, which requires fasting
during daylight hours for a month, and begins on May 17 — eight days before the Kiev showdown.
Sadio Mane and Emre Can — will have a decision to make ahead of Champions League final: risk their physical
condition by denying themselves food and drink while training ahead of flying to Kiev, or fail to observe “sawm” (fasting during Ramadan), one of the five pillars of Islam, for the sake of football.
Salah admitted in 2014 he had found observing Ramadan difficult to combine with pre-season training at Chelsea.
Mo Salah admits it can be difficult to train while fasting.
Salah said: “Ramadan was a bit difficult for me because we had two training sessions every day, the weather was very hot and I played in every game.”
“I wasn’t even able to drink water until 9.30pm. Although I am used to it, it’s finished now and I can eat and drink as normal.”