- Mohamed Salah has been a regular user of the Laureus Sporting Inspiration platform
- The Liverpool forward has been presented with an award for his positive contribution towards the society
- J.J. Watt, a Refugee Olympic Team member and NFL star, was a previous recipient of the award
Following his constant usage of their platform enabling it to make huge positive contribution towards the society, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been presented with the Laureus Sporting Inspiration award.
Refugee Olympic Team and NFL star J.J. Watt was among previous recipient of the prestigious award.
The Egyptian who expressed delight to have received such a recognition stated that the past year was a very challenging one as footballers were kept away from family and friends for some time.
He was happy and then told the Liverpool website:
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“I'm very proud to have been chosen by the Laureus Academy for this Sporting Inspiration award.
“2020 was a very difficult year on so many levels and for so many people around the world. Some of us were kept away from our family and friends, and others even lost loved ones. We need to learn from this experience, support one another and do our best to look ahead.
"I will end on that note. Once again, thank you very much."
Meanwhile, Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer were inducted into the Hall of Fame of the English topflight division following their outstanding achievements for the respective clubs.
Arsenal's Henry and Blackburn and Newcastle's Shearer have been prolific since the Premier League started in 1992.
The individual award, which is first in its making, is only eligible for players who must have retired as of August 1, 2020.
Former England international Shearer still holds the record as the highest goalscorer in the English League with 260 goals in 441 appearances across 14 seasons.
Legit.ng earlier reported that about 10,000 home fans will be allowed into the stadium in the final two rounds of this season’s Premier League according to the Football Association.
This will be subject to government easing the lockdown restrictions as scheduled for May 17 as matchday 37 will hold on May 18 & 19.
It was however confirmed that away supporters will not be allowed into match venues for the final two rounds of the 2020/21 season.