Zoom Expands Developer Platform with Launch of Zoom Apps SDK

Zoom Apps SDK enables developers to build new applications that transform the meeting experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced the general availability of the Zoom Apps SDK, which provides developers with the resources and support infrastructure needed to build Zoom Apps within the Zoom client. By building on the Zoom Apps SDK, developers can reach Zoom customers, and users can discover and add new apps within the same client they use every day. Over 100 Zoom Apps have been published by developer partners to enrich meeting experiences ranging from meeting productivity, team collaboration, and social networking to gaming.

“To meet customer expectations, organizations continue to look for ways to evolve their businesses and scale workflows, which leads to an increased need for developers to have access to develop innovative app capabilities and features,” said Brendan Ittelson, Chief Technology Officer at Zoom. “With the launch of the Zoom Apps SDK, the Zoom Developer Platform continues to expand and offer developers new ways to incorporate video communications and collaboration into their creations, transforming business workflows forever.”

“The ability to leverage APIs to enable application integration and innovation is a critical digital transformation need,” says Irwin Lazar, President and Principal Analyst at Metrigy. “More than 84% of IT professionals in our research say that API availability is important for employee and customer engagement use cases. General availability of the Zoom Apps SDK will make it easier, and faster, for developers to deliver business benefits through a variety of ways.”

Zoom Apps SDK broadens developer capabilities by:

  • Increasing the reach of new applications by tapping into Zoom’s global and diverse audience, listing apps on the Zoom App Marketplace and in the Zoom client where apps can be installed even during a Zoom Meeting
  • Extending new apps to create collaborative experiences across Zoom Meetings
  • Creating engaging experiences for customers both within and outside of Zoom Meetings

Zoom Apps SDK is a JavaScript SDK that provides access to client features such as setting the Virtual Background while also providing the app context for the interaction. Fundamentally, it uses a method to get the meeting context, with identifiers for the user and meeting. These identifiers can be used with a comprehensive set of API endpoints from the Zoom Developer Platform, including REST APIs and Webhooks to enrich the app experience.

With the Zoom Apps SDK, companies are able to create engaging experiences within Zoom Meetings, and in the Zoom desktop window for asynchronous collaboration.

“In this new era of hybrid work, businesses are using more apps than ever to collaborate and get work done from anywhere,” said Ketan Kittur, Vice President, Product Management at Box. “We know that customers want all of their favorite apps to work securely and seamlessly together. With the Zoom Apps SDK, we created the Box app for Zoom which empowers our thousands of joint customers to work frictionlessly across our two platforms.”

Getting Started with Zoom Apps SDK
Building with Zoom Apps SDK is simple. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Build the app: Utilize the Zoom Apps SDK to develop and customize an app.
  2. Complete the submission checklist: Before submitting an app for review, ensure all items are completed in the Submission Requirements. The checklist covers marketing, privacy, legal, support, and technical information.
  3. Submit the app for review: All apps submitted for publication undergo a thorough review, including functional and usability testing, and security and compliance review.
  4. Publish on App Marketplace: Once published, the app will be available to all users through an embeddable button.

To learn more about the Zoom Apps SDK, please read our blog.

About Zoom
Zoom is for you. Zoom is a space where you can connect to others, share ideas, make plans, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.

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NetSPI Expands Global Footprint with Strategic Leadership Appointments in EMEA

Security industry leaders join NetSPI’s EMEA team to fuel growth and meet increased demand for pentesting services in EMEA

MINNEAPOLIS, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NetSPI, the leader in enterprise penetration testing and attack surface management, today announced the expansion of its global footprint in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) to meet growing international demand for its offensive security solutions.

“NetSPI’s technology-powered services and customer-first focus has solidified the company’s leading position within the North American offensive security industry,” said KKR’s Paul Harragan, a London-based investor in NetSPI. “The team’s specialised skill set, tech acumen and white glove delivery model will resonate with the European market and should drive continued growth and expansion as the team develops and delivers critical offensive security solutions.”

“We’ve experienced a record volume of demand from EMEA organisations needing to improve their security posture through a proven, holistic approach to pentesting, and now, we’re well positioned to deliver this in the region,” said Aaron Shilts, CEO, NetSPI. “We’ve hired a team of  extremely talented, energising security leaders who align with our customer-first approach to business. Establishing our EMEA beachhead with this incredible group will ensure NetSPI is destined for accelerated growth and continued success in the region.”

The company has appointed security industry veterans Steve BakewellSteve Armstrong, and Eric Graves to strategically lead NetSPI’s EMEA team and drive further growth in the region. Bakewell joins NetSPI as Managing Director of EMEA and brings over 23 years of experience in cybersecurity and risk management across organisations including Central Government & Defence and Royal Bank of Scotland, as well as with security vendors such as CipherCloud, RiskIQ and Citrix.

“The pentesting space is highly competitive in the UK, but vendors in the region simply do not have the pedigree that NetSPI has,” Bakewell said. “NetSPI already provides its penetration testing services to nine out of the top 10 U.S. banks and many of the Fortune 500 – I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve end users in EMEA during a time when security is high on the business agenda.”

Bakewell will work closely with Armstrong, who has been appointed Regional Vice President for EMEA. Armstrong has two decades of experience in sales and security, spanning companies including Bitglass, CyCognito and Avira. Graves will work alongside Armstrong as NetSPI’s Regional Sales Director for EMEA, leveraging his extensive experience in cybersecurity sales for organisations such as Pentera, TrendMicro and Spok, to meet global demand and provide NetSPI’s award-winning pentesting solutions to EMEA customers. The three leaders will work closely alongside Shilts and oversee NetSPI’s growing team in EMEA.

NetSPI will be at InfoSecurity Europe from June 21-23, 2022 at ExCel London. Participate in a live demo and meet the company’s security experts at Stand M-12. For more information or to schedule a meeting with NetSPI at InfoSecurity Europe, please click here.

About NetSPI
NetSPI is the leader in enterprise security testing and attack surface management, partnering with nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the world’s five largest healthcare companies, the largest global cloud providers, and many of the Fortune® 500. NetSPI offers Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) through its Resolve™ penetration testing and vulnerability management platform. Its experts perform deep dive manual penetration testing of application, network, and cloud attack surfaces, historically testing over 1 million assets to find 4 million unique vulnerabilities. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and is a portfolio company of private equity firms Sunstone Partners, KKR, and Ten Eleven Ventures. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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NetSPI élargit son empreinte mondiale avec des nominations stratégiques à la direction de la zone EMEA

Les leaders du secteur de la sécurité rejoignent l’équipe EMEA de NetSPI pour alimenter la croissance et répondre à la demande croissante de services de pen test dans la zone EMEA

MINNEAPOLIS21 juin 2022/PRNewswire/ — NetSPI, leader dans les tests de pénétration d’entreprise et la gestion des surfaces d’attaque, a annoncé aujourd’hui l’expansion de son empreinte mondiale en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique (EMEA) pour répondre à la demande internationale croissante pour ce qui est de ses solutions de sécurité offensives.

« Les services de NetSPI axés sur la technologie et le client ont consolidé la position de leader de l’entreprise au sein de l’industrie nord-américaine de la sécurité offensive », a déclaré Paul Harragan de KKR, un investisseur londonien dans NetSPI. « L’ensemble de compétences spécialisées de l’équipe, son sens aigu de la technologie et son modèle de prestation de premier ordre trouveront un écho sur le marché européen et devraient favoriser la croissance et l’expansion continues à mesure que l’équipe développe et fournit des solutions de sécurité offensives critiques. »

« Nous avons connu un volume record de demandes de la part des organisations de la zone EMEA qui ont besoin d’améliorer leur posture de sécurité grâce à une approche holistique éprouvée du pen test, et maintenant, nous sommes bien positionnés pour offrir cela dans la région », a déclaré Aaron Shilts, PDG de NetSPI. « Nous avons embauché une équipe de leaders de la sécurité extrêmement talentueux et dynamiques qui s’alignent sur notre approche d’affaires axée sur le client. L’établissement de notre chef de file EMEA avec ce groupe incroyable garantira que NetSPI est destiné à une croissance accélérée et à un succès continu dans la région. »

La société a nommé les vétérans de l’industrie de la sécurité Steve Bakewell Steve Armstrong , afin Éric Graves de diriger stratégiquement l’équipe EMEA de NetSPI et de stimuler la croissance dans la région. Bakewell rejoint NetSPI en tant que directeur général de l’EMEA et apporte plus de 23 ans d’expérience dans la cybersécurité et la gestion des risques au sein d’organisations telles que Central Government & Defence et Royal Bank of Scotland, ainsi qu’avec des fournisseurs de solutions de sécurité tels que CipherCloud, RiskIQ et Citrix.

« L’espace de pen test est très compétitif au Royaume-Uni, mais les fournisseurs de la région n’ont tout simplement pas le pedigree que possède NetSPI », a dit Bakewell. « NetSPI fournit déjà ses services de tests de pénétration à neuf des dix premières banques américaines et à un grand nombre des entreprises du Fortune 500. J’ai hâte de pouvoir servir les utilisateurs finaux en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique à un moment où la sécurité est une priorité pour les entreprises. »

Bakewell travaillera en étroite collaboration avec Armstrong, qui a été nommé vice-président régional pour la région EMEA.  Armstrong possède deux décennies d’expérience dans les ventes et la sécurité, couvrant des entreprises telles que Bitglass, CyCognito et Avira. Graves travaillera aux côtés d’Armstrong en tant que directeur régional des ventes de NetSPI pour la région EMEA, mettant à profit sa vaste expérience dans les ventes de cybersécurité pour des organisations telles que Pentera, TrendMicro et Spok, afin de répondre à la demande mondiale et d’octroyer le prix NetSPI des solutions de pen test aux clients EMEA. Les trois leaders travailleront en étroite collaboration avec Shilts et superviseront l’équipe NetSPI en pleine croissance en EMEA.

NetSPI sera à InfoSecurity Europe du 21 au 23 juin 2022 à ExCel London. Participez à une démonstration en direct et rencontrez les experts en sécurité de l’entreprise au stand M-12. Pour plus d’informations ou pour organiser une réunion avec NetSPI à InfoSecurity Europe, veuillez cliquer ici .

À propos de NetSPI
NetSPI est le leader des tests de sécurité d’entreprise et de la gestion de la surface d’attaque, en partenariat avec neuf des dix plus grandes banques américaines, trois des cinq plus grandes entreprises de soins de santé au monde, les plus grands fournisseurs mondiaux de cloud computing et de nombreux membres du Fortune® 500. NetSPI offre des tests de pénétration en tant que service (PTaaS) grâce à sa plateforme de test de pénétration Resolve™ et de gestion des vulnérabilités. Ses experts effectuent des tests de pénétration manuels en profondeur des surfaces d’attaque des applications, des réseaux et des clouds, testant historiquement plus d’un million d’actifs pour trouver 4 millions de failles uniques. NetSPI est basée à Minneapolis, MN et est une société de portefeuille de sociétés de capital-investissement Sunstone Partners, KKR, et Ten Eleven Ventures. Suivez-nous sur  Facebook ,  Twitter et  LinkedIn .

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Cypher Capital, Huobi Ventures, GSR Capital, and LD Capital Invest in $2M Round for Blockchain Gaming Platform ‘MetaOne’

SINGAPORE, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MetaOne, the largest SAAS to onboard massive games and guilds onto blockchain gaming, has recently announced the close of its first private round for the development of their platform’s guild analytical tools and transformative smart contract for NFT management.

Cypher Capital, Huobi Ventures, GSR Capital, and LD Capital Invest in $2M Round for Blockchain Gaming Platform 'MetaOne'

Despite the current market situation, the total of $2 million funding raised was supported by entities such as Huobi Ventures, Cypher Capital and GSR Capital, who are passionate about contributing to the Web 3.0 advancement by identifying strategic opportunities to support blockchain projects.

“We are beyond enthusiastic about our new investment, MetaOne, the service platform that enables massive gamer communities,” says Vineet Budki, Managing Partner and CEO of Cypher Capital.

“MetaOne is solving key problems in the current Web 3.0 GameFi market by creating a single platform that attracts Web 2.0 gamers to Web 3.0 GameFi and empowers the gaming guilds to take data-backed decisions. By leveraging on our strong influence in the region, MetaOne is looking to tap into the Middle East market to convert more gamers into GameFi,” Vineet concluded.

With more than 242 guilds, over 72,000 gamers onboarded, 33 GameFi titles partnership in the pipeline and NFT asset management across 7 chains, the platform is eager to work with more partners to realize the vision of GameFi empowerment and to become the mainstream adoption platform from Web2 gaming to Web3 GameFi over the globe.

Furthermore, MetaOne hopes to localize the platform through their relationship in East-Africa as a MOU has been recently signed with East-African partners who are associated with Mpesa and Sports-Pesa. The partnership looks forward to providing a seamless onboarding experience for the gaming communities in the region.

“We are so excited about communicating this vision to all geographical regions and realizing it into real executable plans where guilds, gamers, GameFi studios and the retail investors can see and feel the tangibles.” said Marrtin Hoon, CEO of MetaOne.

They recently partnered with Yup.gg, the leading esports gaming marketing group in Singapore, which owns 6,000 and more KOLs in their ecosystem. To that extent, the partnership is looking to convert ex-twitch KOLs of Yup.gg to become MetaOne guild masters and recruiting their followers as gamers.

The project is expected to have its official platform roll and utility token launch by year 2022.


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La solution de stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei remporte le prix Best of Show au salon Interop Tokyo 2022

SHENZHEN, Chine, 20 juin 2022/PRNewswire/ — Lors de l’Interop Tokyo 2022, la plus grande exposition de TIC au Japon, la solution de stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei a remporté le prix spécial du Best of Show Award dans la catégorie Serveur & Stockage. Il s’agit du premier prix de classe mondiale remporté par le stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei, ce qui démontre son caractère haut de gamme et ses avantages sur la concurrence.

Critique récompensée : Des performances de stockage de sauvegarde inégalées. Avec des vitesses de sauvegarde rapides et des ratios de réduction des données élevés, le système peut révolutionner les applications et les conceptions de systèmes et propulser un nouveau modèle de stockage de sauvegarde dans le futur.

Interop Tokyo est le salon des TIC le plus important et le plus influent du Japon. Chaque année, les meilleures entreprises du secteur des technologies du monde entier présentent leurs solutions de pointe et leurs prouesses techniques, afin de se disputer les critiques positives d’Interop. La solution de stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei a été saluée par les experts en informatique et les critiques grâce à sa solution de pointe et unique, et à une démonstration sur site sans faille.

Le modèle traditionnel Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T) pour la protection des données est confronté à des problèmes tels que la longueur de la fenêtre de sauvegarde et le temps de récupération, tandis que la nouvelle ère du Flash-to-Flash-to-Anything (F2F2X) est en train de redéfinir le modèle, car les solutions de sauvegarde deviennent flash, ce qui libère davantage la valeur des données. Le stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei, en tant que produit de référence intelligent intégralement flash de nouvelle génération, est conçu pour l’ère F2F2X, avec une sauvegarde et une récupération rapides, une réduction efficace et une grande fiabilité.

Les raisons pour lesquelles le stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei a été désigné vainqueur

Le premier avantage est la rapidité de la sauvegarde et de la récupération. En amont, OceanProtect utilise une carte d’interface réseau (NIC) intelligente DTOE pour optimiser les calculs du protocole et libérer les ressources de calcul du processeur, doublant ainsi la bande passante de la matrice par rapport à une carte NIC traditionnelle. En outre, OceanProtect prend en charge les disques SSD haute performance en arrière-plan. La fonction d’accélération complète de bout en bout permet d’atteindre une bande passante de 155 To/heure en sauvegarde et de 172 To/heure en récupération.

En termes de réduction efficace, la déduplication en ligne multicouche à longueur variable, la compression basée sur les caractéristiques et le compactage au niveau de l’octet permettent d’atteindre un taux de réduction des données de 72:1, contribuant à réduire considérablement le coût total de possession.

En outre, la haute fiabilité de 6-nines repose sur l’architecture matérielle de redondance active-active et la technologie RAID-TP, qui peut tolérer trois défaillances de disque et effectuer un basculement en quelques secondes en cas de défaillance d’un seul contrôleur, ce qui permet d’obtenir une disponibilité et une fiabilité élevées.

À l’ère du F2F2X, la protection des données embrasse un nouvel écosystème et de nouveaux défis. Le stockage de sauvegarde OceanProtect de Huawei s’adapte aux modèles de sauvegarde à grande vitesse dans divers secteurs et environnements d’application, fournissant une sauvegarde et une récupération de qualité supérieure pour protéger vos actifs numériques dans le monde de demain.

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Effective labour inspection needed to curtail child trafficking-NECPAD

Accra, June 21, GNA- Mr Paul Asamoah Kukwaw, the Executive Director of Network for Community Planning and Development (NECPAD), has called for effective labour inspection to curtail child trafficking.

He called on the labour Department to go beyond inspecting only the formal sector institutions and to monitor the informal sector organisations, which were the major scene for child trafficking.

Mr Asamoah was speaking at a day’s workshop on Child labour organised in partnership with the Labour Department and NECPAD.

The workshop was on the theme “Sustainable Nets- Building a sustainable Protection Network to eliminate Child Labour as a result of Human Trafficking on the Volta Lake.”

The partners are implementing a 30-month interventions dubbed: ” The Sustainable Nets Project”, which seeks to contribute to the elimination of all worst forms of child labour, arising from human trafficking in the fishing sector of the country.

Mr Asamoah said, “Trafficking occurs in many areas, but largely in our economy, trafficking occurs in the informal sector and so that is the call for formalizing the informal sector, ” he said.

He, however, said that the entire informal sector could not be legalized because there were more threshold issues that needed to be addressed.

“More inspectors are needed in the labour Department to conduct series of inspections in the informal sector,” he added.

He urged government, through the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, to resource the labour Department with more trained and enlightened labour inspectors, who would go to the informal sector and conduct these labour inspections.

“This needs to be done because the Department complains of a limited number of staff, and we need to enhance their capacity, their numbers in order for them to do effective inspections,” he said.

“We are looking at building a network, eliminating child labour, which results from human trafficking and focusing on the volta lake. Even though we are focusing on the Volta Lake, we are also mindful of where these children are sourced from and their destination,” he stated.

The Executive Director emphasised that due to the prevalence of child labour among the informal sector such as cocoa, mining, and fishing, NECPAD had organised the project in six regions.

The Regions are Greater Accra, Oti, Volta, Western, Bono East, and the Central to provide interventions to aid in the eradication of child labor and trafficking.

He said NECPAD and its partners had created awareness about child labour, trafficking, and advocacy in 30 communities using community radios and information centres.

Mr Asamoah noted that one of the tangible things on the project had to do with what they called “sustainable livelihood scheme.”

He said they had identified over a hundred children who were into child labour or trafficking on the volta lake and had offered them the “sustainable livelihood scheme” to update themselves in a skill so they did not go back to the Lake.

“We provided them with counseling, reintegration and sent them to their families instead of putting them in shelters or feeding them, we decided to give them skills in apprenticeship and other vocational training,” he added.

He urged NGOs, who attempted to rescue victims of child labour and trafficking to desist from it as it was the sole responsibility of law enforcement agencies and social welfare.

He encouraged them to rather liaise with law enforcement agencies because there could be things that appeared as child trafficking, but they may not be one.

He said in the case of human trafficking, a conduct, means and goal had to be established, and it was the law enforcement agencies who could establish those facts.

He also encouraged them to take advantage of the impressive units within the Ghana police, and anti-human traffic of the Ministry of Gender and Children, and Social Protection to work together and bring perpetrators to book.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Access Bank records growth across key indicators in 2021

Access Bank Ghana Plc recorded a strong growth trajectory across key indicators in the financial year ended 2021. Profit before tax grew from GHS 355 million in 2020 to GHS 501 million in 2021, recording a 41% growth while total operating income grew from GHS 567 million in 2020 to GHS 728 million in 2021, recording a 28% increase.

These were revealed at the annual “Facts Behind The Figures” session, held virtually in collaboration with the Ghana Stock Exchange. The platform offers an opportunity for listed companies to present their performance to key stakeholders including investors and shareholders while receiving feedback from these stakeholders.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana Plc, Olumide Olatunji was excited about the confidence reposed in the Bank by its customers, evidenced by the Bank’s significant growth recorded across key performance metrics, and commended the efforts made by all stakeholders to achieve the feat.

“The 28% growth in Gross earnings is mainly due to an increase in interest income from increased yields on the back of reduced cost of funds from 5.87% in 2020 to 4.76% in 2021. He said due to efficient treasury activities, the Bank recorded a 101% increase in net trading income, from GHS 151 million to GHS 305 million as well as a 26% year-on-year increase in fee and commission income from GHS 69 million to GHS 87 million.

Olumide noted that the Bank had a deliberate and disciplined outlook for 2022, with a targeted focus on strategic expansion and growth. The Bank is focused on optimizing operational efficiency to ensure it is well-positioned to withstand any shocks in an increasingly volatile operating environment as the world continues to learn to live with COVID-19 and rising inflationary pressures.

The bank will continue to invest in tailored products to meet the needs of customers by offering best-in-class user experience in retail and consumer banking services. All these are aimed at enhancing customer satisfaction and returning value to customers”, he added.

Olumide also hinted among other things that Access Bank is committed to becoming a bank of choice in Ghana, as part of its retail banking growth & wholesale banking consolidation aspiration. He touched on the Bank’s commitment to international trade and payments;

“Under our universal gateway strategy, we are optimizing payments, remittances, transfers, trade, cross-border, and electronic banking to serve our customers to achieve our strategic vision of being the preferred bank in international trade transactions within the African continent and beyond”; he said.

He assured stakeholders that the bank is safe, strategy is strong with a committed team to deliver value to customers and shareholders.

Executive Director for Retail and Digital Banking Pearl Nkrumah assured customers of the Bank’s steadfastness in pursuing digital-led solutions by enabling clients to transact online.

“E-levy is not going to halt our plans as a Bank. We have digital products and technology that are user-friendly and provide solutions for customers. We have commenced our Agency banking offering, packaged as AccessCLOSA which brings banking even closer to customers by using agents in our neighborhood” Pearl noted.

Sharing her remarks at the event, the Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Abena Amoah, revealed that Access Bank posted the highest dividend yield with 34.62% and the lowest price to earnings. She commended Access Bank for listing on the Ghana Stock Exchange.

The bank’s performance was recognized in various awards in 2021 including the Most Innovative Retail Banking Brand and Best CSR Bank by the Global Brands Awards, The Best Bank in Customer Service, and Best Retail Bank by the World Economic Magazine among others.

Source: Ghana Web

Mohamed Salah has ‘done nothing’ with Egypt, says ex-Pharaohs coach Hassan Shehata

Mohamed Salah has achieved nothing with Egypt and must give more to his national team’s cause, according to ex-Pharaohs coach Hassan Shehata.

Shehata, who took charge of Egypt between 2004-11 and led them to three successive AFCON titles betwen 2006 and 2010, did not mince his words when considering Salah’s contribution to his country in recent years.

Salah most recently suffered a painful AFCON final defeat to Senegal in February and then lost to the same opposition in March as his side’s World Cup qualification dream went up in smoke.

And Shehata believes Egypt’s talisman must step up if they are to land silverware once again.

Speaking to Sada al-Balad, Shehata said: “We all know that Salah is one of the stars of the world and not just one of the stars of Egypt. The awards he took and the goals he scored give him the right to be the top star.

“But technically – and I’m sorry to say this – Salah has done nothing with the national team. He should have done much better than he has. He must provide more when he plays for his country.

“It’s true [that there is a difference in quality between Liverpool and Egypt]. He should have said this to the officials here – although he is not the one who chooses the players – but he should’ve said that the players here are not like the players in England.”

Shehata went on to explain that he feels Salah is regularly man-marked by up to three defenders when on international duty, and that the team’s coaches need to help him be effective.

He said: “The coaches have to find a way to open the space for him.

“We must find players to help him appear properly in the pitch.”

Meanwhile, Salah’s future as a Liverpool player continues to be uncertain. The 30-year-old is out of contract next summer and is yet to agree an extension to his current contract.

It is believed that Salah’s wage demands would require Liverpool to break their wage structure, and as such an impasse has been reached.

As it stands – and as reported by the Liverpool Echo – that situation remains the same, with club insiders said to currently have “no expectation regarding Salah’s future one way or the other”.

Source: Modern Ghana