The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced in a statement that Amr Warda’s apology has been accepted and that he will come back to national team’s camp for the duration of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
That statement comes out after 2 days from stating that Egypt’s midfielder, had been expelled from the national team for disciplinary reasons. The dismissing decision was taken due to sexual harassment allegations from an Egyptian-British model who claimed to be sexually harassed by Warda who sent her inappropriate messages on Instagram.
Following the model’s incident, number of women claimed to have been victims of Warda’s cyber sexual harassment by posting screenshots of messages and videos allegedly that Warda sent.
But after a meeting that was held in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi and EFA President Hany Abo Rida, the EFA decided to give Warda another chance and limiting the expulsion to the AFCON group stage Warda will miss Egypt’s third group stage match against Uganda that will be held next Sunday.
It’s worth to mention that number of Egyptian players has showed support to their team’s mate during that incident including, national team’s captain; Ahmed El-Mohamdy, Baher El-Mohamedy and Mohamed Salah who tweeted saying that “We need to believe in second chances.We need to guide and educate. Shunning is not the answer”