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Al-Hadari seals Zamalek deal

CAIRO: Egypt shot-stopper Essam Al-Hadari has joined Zamalek from Ismail on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, to put an end to speculations over his future. "I penned a contract with the Whites in the early hours of Friday," the 37-year-old told FilGoal.com. "The transfer fee will be paid on Friday too and Ismaili …

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Petrojet join Al-Hadari hunt

CAIRO: Petrojet revealed their intent to sign Ismaili’s want-out goalie Essam Al-Hadari, who had been approached by Zamalek earlier this summer. It was reported that Zamalek tabled a EGP three-million bid for the Egypt number one, who later confirmed his negotiations with the Cairo club. Ismaili stated they wouldn’t mind letting Al-Hadari join Zamalek, provided …

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ENPPI accept new Sunderland bid for Al-Muhammadi

CAIRO: ENPPI and Sunderland have finally reached an agreement over a summer deal that will see Ahmed Al-Muhammadi move to the Stadium of Light, the Petroleum side stated. "We have worked out the details of the move with Sunderland’s officials," ENPPI football director Alaa Abdul-Sadek told FilGoal.com. "Al-Muhammadi traveled to England late on Tuesday to …

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Zamalek renew interest in Gouna's Al-Sayed

CAIRO: Zamalek have renewed their interest in Gouna player Nour Al-Sayed. The White knights sent a letter to Gouna, asking to land Al-Sayed this summer for LE 3 million, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity. Zamalek had approached the midfielder earlier this month but both clubs couldn’t reach an agreement. Al-Sayed …

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Hodoud extend duo stay

CAIRO: Harras Hodoud extended the contracts of frontline duo Ahmed Eid and Ahmed Abdul-Ghani for three years. "We persuaded both players to pen new deals that will keep them with us till the 2012-2013 season," Hodoud assistant coach Abou-Taleb Al-Eisawi told FilGoal.com. Eid’s new deal put an end to widespread speculations over his future as …

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Zamalek-target Geddo set for Ahly move

CAIRO: Ittihad say Mohamed Nagi ‘Geddo’ is set to join Ahly on a part-exchange deal in the immediate future; a move that may well prompt Zamalek to take legal actions against the Egypt hot-shot. "We have worked out the details of the deal and decided which players from Ahly will be involved in it," Ittihad …

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Zamalek's Emad wanted to join 'trophy-less' club

CAIRO: Many players were reluctant to join Zamalek for their trophy-less seasons over the past six years, but the chronic title drought was the reason why Emad Mohamed Ridha moved to the Cairo side. The Whites have completed the signing of the Iraqi striker on Friday after he inked a three-year contract. Emad, the Iran …

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Overweight Ramadan frustrated by Ismaili elimination

ISMAILIA: Ismaili dispensed with defender Ayman Ramadan for being completely out of form but the 31-year-old feels bitter about his elimination. Mark Wotte, who has just taken charge of the Dervishes, put his players through their paces over the past couple of days. Ramadan, who’s notably overweight, was disappointing in terms of fitness and physicality, …

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Zamalek want more money for Shikabala

CAIRO: Anderlecht will have to pay more than €3 million if they are to sign Zamalek hot-shot Shikabala, the White Knights stated. The Belgian side, who have been chasing Shikabala over the past weeks, offered to land the 24-year-old for €3 million on Tuesday. But hours later, Zamalek expressed their dissatisfaction over Anderlecht’s bid, saying …

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Mokhtar takes charge of Masri

CAIRO: Veteran tactician Mokhtar Mokhtar has been hired by Masri Sunday on an extendable one-year deal shortly after his departure from Petrojet. "Our negotiations with Mokhtar were successful and he has already put his signature to the contract," Masri president Kamel Abou-Ali told FilGoal.com. "Under Mokhtar’s management, Petrojet were quite impressive and I know that …

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Ashraf unveils Ismaili 'appealing' overtures

CAIRO: Ismaili have approached Zamalek’s want-out striker Sherif Ashraf and the 23-year-old is willing to join the Dervishes. Ashraf, who wants to leave the White Knights in order to play regular first-team football, is targeted by a good number of Egyptian top-flight clubs, including Arab Contractors, Petrojet and Gouna. The former Ahly youngster revealed on …

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Al-Hadari blunder gives Hodoud final berth

CAIRO: Defending champions Harras Hodoud reached the Egyptian Cup final after beating Ismaili 2-1, thanks to a blunder from veteran goalie Essam Al-Hadari. Both teams were on level terms when a tame cross-come-shot from Hodoud’s Mohamed Hamed squirmed through Al-Hadari’s hands and legs on 112 minutes. The 37-year-old shot-stopper, who will be suspended for four …

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Fadl brace sends Ahly to final

CAIRO: A first-half brace from Mohamed Fadl helped Ahly beat Military Production 2-1 in the Egyptian Cup semi finals on Thursday to set up a final with defending champions Harras Hodoud. Sameh Aidarous put Production ahead after 14 minutes but Fadl hit a leveler three minutes from the half-hour mark. The former Ismaili man scored …

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Ismaili want Zamalek's Saied back

CAIRO: Ismaili opened talks with Zamalek over a possible summer deal that will see Hani Saied move back to the coastal club. Egypt defender Saied, who joined Zamalek from Ismaili in the summer of 2008, was a regular starter during his first season with the White Knights. However, he lost his starting berth after Hossam …

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Ismaili will appeal against Al-Hadari sanction: chairman

CAIRO: Ismaili president Nasr Aboul-Hassan is planning to appeal against the sanction that was imposed on Essam Al-Hadari. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended the Egypt goalie for four months starting next season and fined him $ 796,500 for breaching his contract with Ahly in February 2008 to join Swiss club Sion. Al-Hadari …

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Austrian referee Einwaller to officiate Ismaili-Hodoud game

CAIRO: The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) assigned Ismaili’s match with Harras Hodoud in the Egyptian Cup to Austrian referee Thomas Einwaller. Ismaili called on the EFA to appoint foreign referees to officiate the rest of the competition’s matches. Beforehand, the Dervishes had voiced their dissatisfaction over Fahim Omar’s decisions in their quarter-final game against Ittihad, …

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Ahly snap up Shabana from Mahalla

CAIRO: Ahly have signed Abdul-Hamid Shabana from lowly side Mahalla starting next season for an undisclosed fee, announced the Red Devils. The Cairo giants confirmed that they completed the deal but are yet to unveil its details. Mahalla waved goodbye to the Egyptian Premier League this summer but Shabana raised some eyebrows throughout the season. …

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Al-Badri cautious ahead of Production meeting

  CAIRO: Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badri sounded a note of caution ahead of the Red Devils’ Egyptian Cup semi-final clash with Military Production, saying the game is expected to be pulsating.   The match was set up when Ahly beat Petrojet 1-0 in the quarter finals, after Military Production defeated ENPPI 2-1 in the same …

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Ahly reach agreement with Petrojet over Soliman

CAIRO: Ahly have reached an initial agreement with Petrojet to land Egyptian international Walid Soliman, FilGoal.com understands. The Cairo giants are seeking to sign the skillful schemer on a part-exchange deal that will see a couple of players move in the opposite direction. It’s also understood that Ahly will pay LE 5 million in order …

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Ashraf eyes Zamalek exit

CAIRO: Zamalek striker Sherif Ashraf decided to move away from the Cairo club because he ‘wasn’t given a chance to prove his worth’ last season. The 23-year-old, who joined the Whites from their arch-rivals Ahly in 2007, failed to establish himself as a regular starter over the past three years. Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan usually …

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Abdul-Fadil reveals free-kick training

CAIRO: Ahly defender Sherif Abdul-Fadil revealed that he has intensively trained to be adept at cannoning long-range free kicks. The Red Devils were down by one goal in Wednesday’s Cairo Derby with Zamalek when Abdul-Fadil set the game alight with a powerful free kick that hit the top corner of the net from around 30 …

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Zamalek's Salah keen to score maiden goal against Ahly

CAIRO: Ibrahim Salah wants to score his first goal with Zamalek against Ahly in Wednesday’s Cairo derby in the Egyptian Cup round of 16. The 23-year-old, who joined the White Knights from Mansoura last summer, has been playing regularly since current coach Hossam Hassan took the helm last year. Salah is now eager to score …

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Fathallah back in training

CAIRO: Zamalek defender Mahmoud Fathalla got back in training after partly recuperating from the head injury he sustained last week. The 28-year-old collided with Asyut Petroleum defender Masinga Vintal in the air to suffer a severe wound to his head in Thursday’s league game, which Zamalek won 4-1. Fathallah, who was bleeding horrifically, was stretchered …

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Ghaly on Zamalek radar

CAIRO: Zamalek will open talks with Hossam Ghaly in the near future over a possible summer deal, the Cairo club said. The Egypt midfielder is set to leave Saudi Arabia’s Nassr at the end of the season after he inexplicably walked away ahead of a cup game last week. Ghaly has been linked with a …

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Zamalek secure second-place finish

CAIRO: Zamalek guaranteed that they will finish the season as the Egyptian Premier League runners-up after beating relegated side Asyut Petroleum 4-1 on Thursday. Having cemented their place in second spot, Hossam Hassan’s side secured a berth in the upcoming CAF Champions League. Zamalek took no part in the continental competition in the last two …

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Quartet make Ahly debut in Gouna stalemate

CAIRO: Four youngsters featured for Ahly’s senior team for the first time in Thursday’s goalless draw with Gouna in the Egyptian Premier League. Ahly, who have won their 35th league title a couple of weeks ago, were beefed up in the summer by the promotion of many youngsters, such as Mohamed Shokri and Shehab Ahmed. …

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Ahly targeting Masri's Fawzi

CAIRO: Ahly are looking to land Ahmed Fawzi in the close season, the Masri right back stated. "My agent Tamer Al-Nahas informed me of Ahly’s intent to sign me ahead of next season," he told FilGoal.com. "I asked them to postpone the negotiations till after the season, so as I don’t get distracted while Masri …

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Ahly, Zamalek approach Ismaili's Salem

CAIRO: Cairo duo Ahly and Zamalek have launched bids to sign Ismaili defender Moatasem Salem in the close season. "Ahly and Zamalek are both interested in Salem’s services," Ismaili assistant coach Mahmoud Gaber told FilGoal.com. "We have received offers from both clubs." Ismaili are yet to decide whether or not to open talks with the …

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Ismaili seek to beef up squad

CAIRO: Ismaili are seeking to sign four players in the summer in order to beef up their squad and go beyond the CAF Champions League group stage. The Dervishes reached the continental competition’s last eight on a 4-1 aggregate win after beating Sudan’s Hilal 3-1 in the round of 16 second leg on Sunday. After …

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Shehab eager to become key player at Ahly

CAIRO: Nineteen-year-old Shehab Ahmed stole the limelight at Cairo Stadium with a 40-yard strike that helped Ahly to a 3-0 win over Libya’s Ittihad, and now he’s eager to establish himself at the Cairo club. Shehab, a product of Ahly’s youth system, completed the rout deep into injury time in the CAF Champions League round …

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