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Al-Sisi meets international player Mohamed Salah 

On Monday, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received international football player Mohamed Salah, in the presence of Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Khaled Abdel Aziz. Presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef stated that during the meeting, Al-Sisi stressed the role the country plays to support sports, as it is an important factor to invest and utilise the …

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Egypt defeats Tunisia thanks to a last minute  goal

Egypt won a friendly football match against Tunisia with a score of 1-0 on Sunday, in preparation for the 31st edition of the African Cup of Nations 2017 to start on 14 January in Gabon. The result remained nil-nil throughout the whole match, until Egypt’s Marwan Mohsen scored a goal in the last minute of …

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Egypt wins 22 Emirates Airlines Basketball Championship

On Sunday, Egypt won the 22nd Emirates Airlines Basketball Championship for Arab teams, defeating Morocco by a narrow 96-90. This victory marks the second consecutive title win for the Egyptian team. Egypt’s Omar Tarek also won the award for best player in the championship. The final match was held at the Cairo International Stadium. Morocco …

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Egypt wins 6 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze at British Junior Squash Open 2017

Egyptians surprised the crowd by winning six gold medals at the British Junior Squash Open 2017, which started on 2 January in Sheffield, England, and concluded its events on 6 January. At the girls under 13 (G13) final, Egypt’s Salma El-Tayeb snatched the gold medal from her compatriot Noureen Khalifa, after the match ended 3-1 …

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Egyptian Competition Authority refers CAF president to general prosecution

The Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) decided Tuesday to refer the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, to the general prosecution after it claimed to have proven that Hayatou violated the Protection of Competition Act. The authority has claimed in a statement that Hayato had abused his position in regards to the …

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Egypt is always present at the international squash tournaments

The Delaware Pro Singles 2017 is taking place in Wilmington, US, on Thursday and will end on Sunday. The tournament is running parallel to the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017, which started on 3 January, and the British Junior Open Squash 2017, which started on 2 January. Both tournaments have strong Egyptian participation, …

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2 Egyptians qualify for the President Gold Cup Squash Tournament semifinals 

The President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017’s quarterfinals concluded its matches on Wednesday. Egyptians Mohamed Reda and Karim Ali Fathi made it to the semifinals. Reda qualified for the semifinals after he defeated his compatriot Karim El-Hammamy in the quarterfinals, by a score of 3-0 (11-5/11-6/11-5). As for Fathi, he qualified for the semifinals …

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Egypt to face off against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday

Egypt is slated to play against Saudi Arabia at 6pm on Wednesday, in the final match of the first round of the 22nd Edition of the Emirates Airlines Men’s Basketball Championship for Arab teams. On Tuesday, Egypt defeated Algeria 73-56. The championship is taking place at the Cairo International stadium.   Photos courtesy of Ministry …

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3 Egyptians qualify to the President Golden Cup International Squash Tournament’s quarterfinals 

The President Golden Cup International Squash Tournament began on Tuesday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Five Egyptians participated in the first round: Shehab Essam, Karim Ali Fathi, Mohamed Reda, Karim El-Hammamy, and Youssef Soliman. Asim Khan was expected to win as the score was (11-5/11-2/5-11/9-6) in favour of the Pakistani player, but he withdrew due to …

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Tarek Mo’men and Hania El-Hammamy win 2016 Gezira Squash Open

The Gezira Sporting Club on Tuesday celebrated the final matches of the 2016 Gezira Squash Open. The national championship was divided into several brackets; boys under eleven (BU11); girls under eleven (GU11); boys under thirteen (BU13); girls under thirteen (GU13); boys under fifteen (BU15); girls under fifteen (GU15); boys under seventeen (BU17); girls under 17 …

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Karim Abdel Gawad to face Grégory Gaultier in friendly match

Egyptian squash champion Karim Abdel Gawad will play against French champion Grégory Gaultier in a friendly match on 7 January 2017 in Texas in the United States. The winner will receive a prize of $30,000 while the loser will receive $20,000. The champion of the match should win four games out of seven. The break …

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Egypt to host Sharm El-Sheikh Arab International Squash Masters Championship

Egypt will host the Sharm El-Sheikh Arab International Squash Masters Championship on 19-23 January 2017. The age of players participating will start from 35 to 70 years, while the competitions will be divided as follows: 35 years, 40 years, 45 years, 50 years, and 55 years and above. Financial awards will be given to the …

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Egypt’s presence at the new year’s squash championships

The start of the new year will be commemorated with the President Gold Cup International Squash Tournament 2017, which will take place in Islamabad, Pakistan, from the 3-6 January Five Egyptians are slated to compete; Shehab Essam, Karim Ali Fathy, Mohamed Reda, Karim El-Hammamy, and Youssef Soliman. The most prestigious championship in January will be …

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Egyptian squash champions Jana Shiha and Haya Ali take home two 2 medals

The US Junior Squash Open, which started on 17 December, ended on Tuesday, with two Egyptian players emerging victorious. Around 900 juniors competed at the championship, played across 43 courts. The G13’s final was between Egypt’s Haya Ali and American Lucie Stefanoni. The match ended in Ali’s favour, with a 3-1 victory (8-11/11-8/11-8/11-5). Jana Shiha, …

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Mona Khaled to represent Egypt at Women’s World Chess Championship 2017

The Women’s World Chess Championship 2017 is taking place from 10 February – 5 March 2017. Mona Khaled will be representing Egypt during the competition. The championship will take place in the Iranian capital of Tehran. Two other Arab players are participating in the competition; namely Amina Mezaioud and Sabrina Latreche, both representing Algeria. In addition, …

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Promoting Korean culture through food

  The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt organised on Sunday its 3rd K-Food Contest. The event took place at the centre’s building, located in Dokki, and aimed to introduce Korean cuisine to Egypt, bearing in mind that most of the popular food in Egypt from the Far East comes from Japan and China. Park Jae …

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Mohamed Al-Sarraj wins 2016 IMET Squash Open

Jordanian squash player Mohamed Al-Sarraj won the 2016 IMET Squash Open on 18 December in a final against Hungarian Farkas Balázs. The competition was held in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was an easy win for Al-Sarraj, as he defeated Balázs by 3-0 (11-4/11-3/11-7). Al-Sarraj qualified to the finals after he defeated Dutch Piëdro Schweertman, by 3-2 …

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Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry honours Egyptian Women’s squash team

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs honored on Sunday the Egyptian women’s squash team that represented Egypt at the 2016 WSF World Team Squash Championships. The ceremony, held at the ministry’s headquarters, honoured Nour El-Sherbiny, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Raneem El-Welily, and Nouran Gohar. All four athletes are also being given EGP 75,000. The team …

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Egypt’s Tarek Momen named runner-up at 2016 Channel VAS Squash Championship

The 2016 Channel VAS Squash Championship concluded its events a few days ago in London, where Australia’s Paul Coll was named the champion and Egypt’s Tarek Momen finished as the runner-up. The championship witnessed a strong participation by Egyptians. The following Egyptian champions participated: Mohamed El-Shorbagy, ranked 1st internationally; Omar Mosad, ranked 8th internationally; Marwan …

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