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Meteb's Everton link is 'speculation'

CAIRO: Emad Meteb s move to Everton in the winter transfer window is just old speculation , says English agent Jesse Learoyd-Hill. Agent Mohamed Hamid revealed on Tuesday that the 25-year-old is on his way to the Premier League side, but Learoyd-Hill rebutted the allegations. I am aware of the story of reported interest from …

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Zamalek youngster eyes senior team glory

CAIRO: Zamalek s Ahmed Ibrahim said he s ecstatic over his promotion to the first team following the exclusion of five senior players as a disciplinary measure. Defenders Wissem El-Abdi and Ricardo Alves have been recently put on the transfer list, and shortly after Gamal Hamza, Mohamed Aboul-Ella, and Osama Hassan were ordered to train …

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ENPPI thrash Gaish, Ismaili still stumbling

CAIRO: ENPPI eased to a comfortable 4-1 drubbing over Gaish in an Egyptian League clash on Saturday, maintaining their competition with League leaders Petrojet for a place at the top. Midfielder Islam Awad scored the opener on 26 minutes, and two minutes later Ahmed Al-Muhammadi, whom Premiership side Blackburn Rovers reportedly want to land, doubled …

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Ismaili refuse to be blamed for unnecessary delay

ISMAILIYA: Ismaili refused to be blamed for the delay of their Saturday s match against Ghazl Mahalla, when the referee refused to blow the kick-off whistle as both sides were wearing almost identical Shorts. The coastal club administrative director Mohamed Shokri insisted that his side had every right to wear shorts of a similar color …

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Egypt's Rwanda World Cup qualifier postponed

CAIRO: World governing body FIFA has rescheduled Egypt s World Cup qualifier against Rwanda for June 10. A fax was sent to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) by FIFA on Tuesday, announcing the final date of the pivotal fixture. The match was initially expected to be held on either June 4 or 5, which would …

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Zidan out of Benin friendly

CAIRO: Borussia Dortmund striker Mohamed Zidan wasn’t called up for Egypt s friendly against Benin on Nov. 19, despite settling disagreements with Coach Hassan Shehata. Shehata has named five abroad-based players in the Pharaohs squad taking part in the warm-up game. The 59-year-old tactician picked Amr Zaki (Wigan Athletic), Ahmed “Mido Hossam (Middlesbrough), Essam Al-Hadari …

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Ahly's Yasser out of Qatar frame

CAIRO: Ahly’s Qatari forward Hussein Yasser wasn’t called up by coach Bruno Mitsu for the country s Asian World Cup qualifier against Japan on Wednesday. Yasser, who has an Egyptian-Qatari dual nationality, has been featuring regularly for the gulf side over the last couple of years. Qatari newspaper Al-Watan put Yasser s elimination down to …

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Coton Sport coach pledges revenge

CAIRO: Coton Sport coach Alain Ouombleon said his side will face Ahly in the second-leg of the Champions League final with a whole different demeanor. The Cameroonian outfit lost 2-0 to the Red Devils on Sunday, but Ouombleon believes it s going to be the other way around in their second encounter. The result is …

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Average win not good enough for Ahly captain

CAIRO: Ahly skipper Shadi Mohamed said that his side s 2-0 victory over Coton Sport in the Champions League final round is unsatisfactory. The Reds could have defeated the Cameroonian outfit by a larger margin in the first leg on Sunday, but they squandered many clear-cut opportunities. I am not jubilant over the result, we …

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Abd-Rabou jeered by own fans

CAIRO: Ahly Dubai midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou expressed his dismay following the booing he received from the fans during the last game of the UAE League. Abd-Rabou was resentfully booed during the 1-0 victory over Al-Jazeera amid rumors that he might be leaving the club to play in the Premiership League in January. My teammates stood …

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Hollmann to hold board meeting

CAIRO: Reiner Hollmann s agent Ahmed Abbas said the beleaguered coach, who’s currently in Germany on vacation, will discuss his future at Zamalek with club president Mamdouh Abbas once he gets back. Hollmann s position is still at risk, following a series of poor results and unconvincing performances. The German tactician was denounced on more …

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I would like to play alongside Zaki, says Qahtani

Saudi Arabia captain Yasser Al-Qahtani said he would love to play for Wigan Athletic side-by-side with Egypt s Amr Zaki. The Hilal forward is reportedly targeted by the Latics coach Steve Bruce, who seemingly wants to couple him with the Egyptian hitman upfront. I like the idea of playing with Zaki and I hope that …

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Shikabala set for comeback

CAIRO: Zamalek playmaker Mahmoud “Shikabala Abdel-Razeq was set to return to action on Monday after serving a six-month suspension. He will feature for Zamalek s youth team against Harras Al Hodoud, ending his lengthy layoff. The court of arbitration for Sports banned the 22-year-old midfielder and fined him ?990,000 for making an illegitimate move from …

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Zamalek's loss to Olympic is unjustifiable, says assistant coach

CAIRO: Zamalek assistant coach Moetemed Gamal hit out at his team, saying their loss to Olympic was totally unjustifiable. The White Knights slumped to a 3-1 defeat by the Alexandria-based side in the Egyptian League on Sunday. The team came on with a reckless demeanor, and put in a horrific performance for no apparent reason, …

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World Cup qualification far from secure, says Sedki

CAIRO: Egypt assistant coach Hamada Sedki said that Egypt still has a long way to go before securing qualification for the 2010 World Cup. The six-time African champions have been drawn in World Cup qualification Group C alongside Algeria, Zambia and Rwanda. To my utter surprise, I have received many calls from people congratulating me …

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Ahly thrash Asyut Petroleum 3-0

CAIRO: Ahly eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Asyut Petroleum in the Egyptian League on Wednesday. Having won the game at Cairo stadium, the defending champions closed to within seven points of leaders Petrojet, advancing to the seventh place with 10 points. Mohamed Barakat broke the deadlock 30 minutes into the game, and Ahmed …

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