Zamalek president jailed for insulting rival
Egypt

Zamalek president jailed for insulting rival

Cairo (AFP) – An Egyptian appeals court has sentenced the president of Zamalek football club to a month in prison for insulting the president of bitter rivals Al-Ahly, a judicial source told AFP on Wednesday.  Al-Ahly and Zamalek, the country's two biggest clubs and among the continent's most succesful, are historic rivals whose fans regularly […]

Egypt

/ 173 days ago

Zamalek president jailed for insulting rival

Cairo (AFP) – An Egyptian appeals court has sentenced the president of Zamalek football club to a month in prison for insulting the president of bitter rivals Al-Ahly, a judicial source told AFP on Wednesday.  Al-Ahly and Zamalek, the country's two biggest clubs and among the continent's most succesful, are historic rivals whose fans regularly […]
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benfica

/ 202 days ago

Former Benfica coach Rui Vitoria takes over Egypt national team

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt has named Rui Vitoria, formerly of Portugal's Benfica, as the coach for its national team after Ehab Galal was sacked, according to a statement on Tuesday. "The Egyptian Football Association has reached a final deal with Portuguese Rui Vitoria to lead the Egyptian national team for the next four years," the […]
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benfica

/ 202 days ago

Former Benfica coach Rui Vitoria takes over Egypt national

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt has named Rui Vitoria, formerly of Portugal's Benfica, as the coach for its national team after Ehab Galal was sacked, according to a statement on Tuesday. "The Egyptian Football Association has reached a final deal with Portuguese Rui Vitoria to lead the Egyptian national team for the next four years," the […]
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Salah-less Egypt suffer shock AFCON loss to Ethiopia

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egypt sorely missed injured captain Mohamed Salah as they slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat by Ethiopia on Thursday in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying.   A strain ruled out the prolific Liverpool scorer after he defied his club last Sunday and played in a victory over Guinea despite not […]
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AFCON

/ 237 days ago

Injured Salah led Egypt to victory after defying Liverpool

Johannesburg (AFP) – Injured Liverpool star Mohamed Salah defied his club and captained Egypt to a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Guinea in Cairo at the weekend, according to national coach Ehab Galal. "Salah was hit by an injury, but played through it," said Galal following his debut after Portuguese Carlos Queiroz […]
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Sub Mohamed upstages Liverpool stars with late Egypt winner

Johannesburg (AFP) – It was billed as the Mohamed Salah versus Naby Keita show, but Mostafa Mohamed took centre stage with a late winner as Egypt beat Guinea 1-0 on Sunday in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying. Liverpool teammates and national team captains, Salah and Keita were creative but failed to score in a […]
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Egypt

/ 305 days ago

Salah hints at retirement from Egypt after World Cup disappointment

Cairo (AFP) – Mohamed Salah has stirred doubts about his future with the Egyptian national team following their failure to qualify for the World Cup. In comments to his team in a video published by Egypt's ministry of youth and sports, the Liverpool forward said how proud he was of the team, "whether I'm here […]
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Egypt will defend with 16 players against Senegal, vows Queiroz

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egypt coach Carlos Queiroz says his team "will defend with 16 players" when they protect a 1-0 lead over Senegal on Tuesday in the second leg of an African World Cup play-off.  "What I mean by 16 players is that each one must make the effort of two players, not just one […]
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Algeria

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Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon

Johannesburg (AFP) – Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was the architect of the only goal as Egypt edged Senegal 1-0 in Cairo on Friday in a high-profile World Cup play-off first leg.     Salah turned inside the box and slammed the ball against the crossbar with the rebound hitting Senegal defender Saliou Ciss and rolling […]
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Egypt

/ 312 days ago

Salah vows revenge as Egypt and Senegal fight for World Cup place

Johannesburg (AFP) – Egypt captain Mohamed Salah has vowed to avenge an Africa Cup of Nations final loss last month to Sadio Mane-inspired Senegal when they clash again on Friday in a 2022 World Cup play-off. Failure in the continental final was particularly bitter for prolific Liverpool scorer Salah as he was also part of […]
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AFCON

/ 364 days ago

Salah-led Egypt tackle Cameroon in 'third final before final'

Yaoundé (AFP) – Mohamed Salah-captained Egypt face a "third final before the final" this week when they confront hosts Cameroon in an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Yaounde. "We overcame the Ivory Coast and Morocco in what amounted to finals before the final and now we face another one against Cameroon," said Mozambique-born Egypt […]
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