This is a positive turn of events for Salah and his fans, as the Liverpool forward had been battling to get back in form after the tussle with Sergio Ramos cast doubt on his ability to participate in the World Cup, where he would be a pivotal player on the Egyptian team. He hasn't played since.
Head Coach of the senior national team of Ghana, Kwesi Appiah has thrown his support to West African rivals Nigeria and Senegal to succeed at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera has expressed hope that Salah will play against the South Americans, saying he wants to play against the best at football's showpiece tournament. At the stadium, some Egyptian medical students residing in Grozny were amongst 8,000 fans present to see Salah, who should be one of the top contenders for the Ballon d'Or this year, alongside Argentina's Lionel Messi, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar of Brazil.
Appiah, 57, who was reappointed Ghana coach past year, said the trio of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt will also perform but singled out Nigeria and Senegal for special mention.
He was photographed with Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov ahead of the World Cup.