LIVERPOOL – The University of Liverpool has endowed a scholarship in the name of Muslim player Mohamed Salah, culminating a successful season with the English football fans.
“The University of Liverpool, Wales, England is delighted to offer Mohamed Salah (2017 African footballer of the year) Scholarship for African students who are planning to commence their undergraduate and postgraduate taught program from November 2018,” Cheap Scholars website revealed.
The new scholarship offers full-tuition fee, accommodation, academic development funding – from $500 to $2,000, dependent on the length of course, along with other benefits.
Salah is arguably one of the biggest Muslim sports stars in the world at present.
Hailing from a Muslim-majority country, Salah is a devout Muslim who often prostrates to God on the field after scoring goals – a trend in sports that Egyptian players have started since 2006 during the African Cup of Nations in Egypt- hence nicknamed the ‘Prostrating Pharaohs’.
Salah’s record-breaking exploits for Liverpool have earned him millions of adoring fans.
Salah scored 44 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions last season while helping Liverpool surge through the Champions League knockout stages while securing a fourth-place EPL finish.
A recent report by Football Against Racism in Europe (Fare) found that the success of Liverpool Muslim star Mohamed Salah has significantly decreased hate and race crimes in the English Premier League.
The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England.
Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its royal charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original “red brick” civic universities.
It comprises three faculties organized into 35 departments and schools. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group for research collaboration and the University Management school is AACSB accredited.