Written by James Montague Produced by Tifo Studios

The case of Mo Salah highlights just how important sports stars, especially famous football players, can become and how the rich and politically powerful often seek reflected glory through their fame and achievements. Whilst they are playing, and scoring, like Salah is now, they can navigate a seemingly treacherous path. But once they are retired and have outgrown their usefulness, as has been the case with Mohamed Aboutrika, they can face a very different, and uncertain, future.

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