Moreover, his rule has been marred by numerous reports of extrajudicial killings and torture in the republic which saw two separatist wars in the 1990s.
Officially, The Pharaohs chose Grozny as Egypt´s camp although it is not hosting any matches in the tournament to keep a low profile, away from the media, as they prepare to make their World Cup finals return after an absence of 28 long years.
Egyptian National Team Manager Ihab Leheita also told press he hopes for Salah to play at the Urguay match, but a final decision has not been reached yet.
Salah jogged for about 30 minutes on Monday as his teammates trained on the same pitch in Grozny for the match in Ekaterinburg.
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The midfielder's existing deal is set to expire on June 30 and if new terms are not agreed he will be able to leave on a free transfer.
"He is doing (physiotherapy) sessions on his shoulder and working out in the gym", squad executive director Eihab Leheita said.
"I can not say what we're going to reach, but the players' ambitions are high and I hope we get a good result".
Liverpool signed Salah from Roma last summer for £36.7million and the Egyptian went on to score 44 goals in all competitions. So I thought to myself, I have quite a few games to play before the end of the season, I can break the all-time record!
And of course, we couldn't conclude this list without mentioning Mohamed Salah.
"I promise you, I will do my best to be ready for the World Cup and to achieve the Egyptian dream", stated Salah.