Egyptian international Mohammed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was interested in contacting sculptor Mai Ibrahim, the holder of my statue, at the World Youth Forum.
"I am very happy, our international players and our captain, Captain Mohammed Salah, have personally contacted me now and strongly encouraged me," Mai Ibrahim said, through his personal account on the Facebook site. "I entered your yard and felt all your work and I was very impressed."
"He asked me not to pay attention to negative comments. He told me that I would be a very big and global artist. He also asked me to take my time to make a new statue for him to put in his house."
Mai Ibrahim carved a special statue of Muhammad Salah, which was placed in the world youth forum, the second session, which was held in Sharm el-Sheikh, and received a sculptor statue from some mocking comments via social networking sites.