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Riad excluded from Al Ahly's preliminary squad, Boujelbene included

CAIRO: Al Ahly announced the preliminary squad list for the 2007-2008 season with the exclusion of playmaker Wael Riad. Riad, who has just recently returned to Al Ahly after a short spell at Austria s Grazer, was joined by Olympic team playmaker Tarek Saad in Manuel Jose s out of favor list. Riad s exclusion …

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Egypt finishes 10th in the World Junior Championship

CAIRO: Egypt lost to Slovenia 3-1 on Sunday to finish 10th in the World Junior Championship for Volleyball held in Morocco from July 7 to 15. The Pharaohs were barely defeated 25-23 in the first set, but then they leveled the score by winning the second set 25-23. That was the end of their winning …

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Zamalek holds on to Abdul-Monsef

CAIRO: Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Abdul-Monsef revealed on Sunday that the club has rejected Catania s $450,000 bid to buy him for next season. I sat down with chairman Mamdouh Abbas and he told me that Zamalek did not accept Catania s offer, Abdul-Monsef told FilGoal.com. The Zamalek stand-in guardian, whose contract runs out at the …

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Osama, Hamdi file complaint against Zamalek

CAIRO: Hossam Osama and Youssef Hamdi filed a complaint to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) against Zamalek after the club registered them in its preliminary squad for the new season. The duo told FilGoal.com on Sunday that this registration could ruin their chances of moving to a new club before the start of the season. …

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Zamalek hold on to Abdul-Monsef

CAIRO: Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Abdul-Monsef revealed on Sunday that the club has rejected Catania s $450,000 bid to buy him for next season. I sat down with chairman Mamdouh Abbas and he told me that Zamalek did not accept Catania s offer, Abdul-Monsef told FilGoal.com. The Zamalek stand-in guardian, whose contract runs out at the …

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Egypt lose to Algeria in African games opener

Substitute Sofiane Younes came off the bench in the 82nd minute to score the wining goal three minutes later as Algeria clinched a precious 2-1 victory over the Egyptian Olympic team on Tuesday. It was the opening game of the 2007 All African Games currently held in Algeria. Hadj Bougueche broke the deadlock with a …

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Volleyball – Egypt concede third defeat in World Junior Championship

Egypt lost to Brazil 3-0 on Tuesday marking their third defeat in four matches in the World Youth Championship held in Morocco, from July 7to 15. The Brazilians overwhelmed their opponents and went through with an easy score of 25-17, 25-14, 25-13 led by a terrific Wallace De Souza who scored 13 points. Brazil’s coach …

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Zamalek football director Mansour resigns

CAIRO: Zamalek football director Ayman Mansour handed in his resignation upon the request of chairman Mamdouh Abbas, who said the club will leave the post vacant. Mansour told FilGoal.com on Thursday that goalkeeping coach Ayman Taher and trainer Moatamed Gamal have also resigned as coach Henri Michel is set to choose his assistants for the …

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Abbas eyes economic growth in Zamalek

CAIRO: Zamalek chairman Mamdouh Abbas revealed that his ambitions for the next period will focus on economic and financial growth. Abbas was re-selected by the Egyptian Higher Council of Sports as Zamalek s president for the next year, replacing former chairman Mortada Mansour, who had his fair share of problems with the previous board. The …

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Asec coach not looking for revenge, Ahly's Meteb doubtful

Asec Mimosas coach Patrick Liewig said that he is not seeking revenge from African champions Al Ahly when the two sides clash in the CAF Champions League quarters on Sunday. The French manager saw his Ivorian side eliminated by Al Ahly in the semi-finals of last year s competition, but Liewig is not ready for …

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Zamalek to pull out of Super Cup

There is a big chance Zamalek will not participate in the Egyptian Super Cup game against Al Ahly, because the timing of the fixture clashes with their pre-season program, General Manager Alaa Meklid said. Zamalek, the runner-up in last season’s league and cup championship, is slated to play against Al Ahly, which dominated both competitions. …

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Abdul-Monsef reveals Catania bid

Zamalek goalkeeper Mohamed Abdul-Monsef revealed on Saturday that Italian club Catania has made an official bid to sign him on a three-year deal. Catania s offer is worth $150,000. I m set to earn $450,000 per season and will have a 20 percent annual increase, Abdul-Monsef told FilGoal.com. The Zamalek stand-in guardian had a trial …

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Egypt finishes last after 12th defeat

Egypt has ended their volleyball World League adventure by losing to Cuba 3-0 on Sunday night at Cairo stadium to record their 12th straight defeat and get eliminated from the first round. The Pharaohs had a strong start as they lost to the Cubans 25-23 but they lost their pace completely in the second half …

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Egyptian Cup preview: Al Ahly's revenge and Zamalek's search for a title

For the third time this season football giants Al Ahly and Zamalek will face off in a much anticipated Cairo derby in which the victor will emerge as the Egyptian Cup winner. Independent of any trophies, the Cairo derby usually turns into a mouth-watering clash that whets the appetite of Egyptian football fans. With each …

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Hosni's extra-time brace hands Ahli Egyptian Cup title

CAIRO: Substitute Osama Hosni scored twice in the second-half of extra time as Ahli edged past Zamalek 4-3 in a thrilling encounter to secure the Egyptian Cup title and complete the treble for the second successive season. Zamalek striker Amr Zaki broke the deadlock five minutes after re-start but was cancelled out by Emad Meteb …

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Egyptian league new season to kick off on August 13th

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on its official web site on Tuesday that the opening day of the 2007-2008 Egyptian Premier league season will be on August 13th. The EFA also scheduled the Egyptian Super Cup to be played on August 9th, four days before the league kick off. The fixtures of the new …

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Gilberto extends Ahly stay

Angolan winger Sebastiao Gilberto has penned a four-year contract extension with Ahly, the Egyptian champions announced on their official website on Wednesday. The news will come as a boost to the 24-year-old midfielder, who was linked with a move out of Ahly after enduring an injury-plagued season. Gilberto suffered an Achilles tendon rupture during Angola …

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Zamalek finalize Al-Tabie's transfer

Beshir Al-Tabie s transfer to Zamalek have been finalized after former club captain Khaled Al-Ghandour agreed terms with Rizespor over his transfer fee. We reached an agreement with the Turkish officials. We will pay $150 000 to buy his contract. Al-Tabie is officially a Zamalek player, said Al-Ghandour on a phone call from Turkey to …

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Jose happy with Ahli's winning start

Ahli coach Manuel Jose said that the 2-0 victory over Hilal of Sudan in the opening game of the CAF Champions League quarter-finals on Sunday was a good start to the group stage. Ahli needed two late goals by substitutes Flavio Amado and Osama Hosni to conclude a hard-fought victory against an ultra-defensive Hilal side. …

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Shikabala rescues Egypt to a 1-1 draw in Kuwait

Once again the Pharaohs failed to convert their domination into goals as they were held by Kuwait to a 1-1 draw, Tuesday in a friendly held in Kuwait. Bashar Abdullah opened the scoring just ten minutes after the kick off before in-form Mahmoud Abdul-Razek Shikabala leveled the score in the 56th minute. The Egyptians had …

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Egypt lose Arab summit in FIFA ranking

Egypt have lost their supremacy over Arab teams for the first time in 16 months in the monthly Fifa ranking released by the football governing body for national teams. The African champions slipped one place to lie 39th, leapfrogged by North African rivals Morocco, who jumped 12 places to 35th spot. Egypt s slide was …

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Residing in Ismaili is essential for new players, says Neveu

ISMAILIA: Ismaili manager Patrice Neveu insisted that the new players must come and live in Ismailia starting from next season. The new players must live here if they want to be a part of our team. Traveling will affect their performance in trainings and games, said the French tactician. Neveu also confirmed that all the …

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Volleyball-Egypt lose for the third time in World League

The Egyptian Volleyball team was handed a third successive 3-0 defeat by Serbia in Pool C of the World League in Cuba. The Serbians won three straight sets, 25-23, 25-19 and 32-30. Egypt is at the bottom of the group with 3 points, Serbia come third on 4. The two teams are scheduled to meet …

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Ismaili, Enppi advance to Egyptian Cup quarter-finals

Ismaili and ENPPI grabbed two away wins in the Egyptian Cup round of 16, to book their places in the quarter-finals and complete the last 8. Ismaili came from a goal down to beat Al-Masri 3-1 at home, while ENPPI thrashed Suez Cement 4-1 in Suez. Ismaili will face Haras Al-Hodoud in the quarter-finals, while …

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Michel outraged by Zamalek disciplinary record

Zamalek boss Henri Michel will impose a LE 10,000 penalty on each player who receives a yellow card in the future after noticing that the team conceded dozens of them for unnecessary reasons. Football director Ayman Mansour revealed that the Frenchmen was frustrated after Harras Al Hodoud game as three of his players were booked …

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Shehata calls for Ahly's "exhausted" players for Mauritania game

Egypt head coach Hassan Shehata will include some of Ahly rested players to the squad for Mauritania game in the African Nations Cup qualifiers on June 3rd. Shehata held a meeting with the players on Tuesday and told them to show up in the camp on May 27th, just nine days after the start of …

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Fathi sticks with Sheffield United despite relegation

Egypt’s international midfielder Ahmed Fathi revealed that he has no intention of leaving English side Sheffield United despite dropping to the Championship as he doesn’t want to interrupt his European adventure. It’s better to play in the Championship than going back to Egypt as I’ll have the chance of playing in the Premier League a …

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Flavio's header lifts Ahly to quarter finals

CAIRO: FFlavio Amado s first-half header gave title holders Ahly a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Petrojet on Saturday to send the Cairo giants to the Egyptian Cup quarter-finals. The Angolan striker hit the winner midway through the first-half as Ahly went through despite producing a mediocre performance. Ahly s only significant changes in starting line-up …

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Ahli to face Benfica in July

CAIRO: Ahli will play against Portugal giants Benfica on July 28th as a part of the Red Devils’ centennial celebrations. The Cairo giants’ official website revealed that the Benfica president will arrive in the next few days to sign the contract. Ibrahim Al-Moalem, president of the centennial celebrations committee, led the negotiations and will conclude …

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10-men Suez Cement knocked out

CAIRO: Double injury time goals for Zamalek sealed a comfortable 3-1 win over Cement Suez on Monday night to keep fighting for the second place in the league. Former Zamalek defender Ahmed Bakri opened the scoring from the spot at the 24th minute for the visitors but the Whites registered an impressive fight back for …

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