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Ahly condemn Zamalek for attempt to 'distract' Meteb

CAIRO: Ahly football director Hadi Khashaba believes that Zamalek have been recently trying to distract Emad Meteb. The Egypt striker, whose contract with the Red Devils expires in the summer, made no secret of his desire to join a foreign side in the close season. Zamalek have recently revealed their interest in Meteb, but the …

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Zamalek fined for fireworks

CAIRO: The Egyptian FA competitions committee fined Zamalek LE 20,000 for their spectators’ excessive fireworks during the White Knights’ 3-2 win at Petrojet. Sunday’s pivotal league game was by far ill-tempered, as both sides’ fans were notably aggressive. Petrojet, as expected, were handed a LE 10,000 fine after their supporters threw stones at Zamalek’s players …

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Dortmund boss Klopp praises Zidan

CAIRO: Borussia Dortmund boss Juergen Klopp dished out praise for Mohamed Zidan, in the wake of the Egyptian forward s scintillating performance against Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 28-year-old bagged a second-half brace in Saturday s Bundesliga game and was quite impressive till he was taken off after 76 minutes. Klopp believes that Zidan, who also netted …

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Cabral's future at Ittihad in the balance

CAIRO: Ittihad board member Sherif Al-Helw says the coastal club will extend coach Carlos Cabral s stay only if his financial demands are reasonable. The Alexandrian side suffered an abysmal start to the season under Taha Besri, but their league campaign significantly improved after Cabral took the helm. The Brazilian tactician, whose contract with Ittihad …

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Zamalek's Gafaar eager to be named league top scorer

CAIRO: Zamalek striker Ahmed Gafaar says he s seeking to be named the Egyptian Premier League top scorer. Gafaar, who joined Zamalek in the summer of 2009 from Telecom Egypt, has notched 7 goals so far this term. I m now vying for the top-scorer accolade, thanks to the two goals I scored against Petrojet, …

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ENPPI coach Mladenov given vote of confidence

CAIRO: ENPPI have given tactician Stojko Mladenov a vote of confidence after the petroleum side s 1-1 draw with Ismaili in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday. The Bulgarian coach has been panned of late for his team s string of poor results. However, ENPPI general manager Adel Amar stressed that there is no intention …

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Quartet eyeing Egypt friendly

CAIRO: Four national teams want to set up a friendly game with Egypt in the near future. South Korea, Australia, Yemen and Indonesia contacted the football governing body to inquire about the possibility of facing the Pharaohs, according to Egyptian Football Association director Salah Hosni. Australia want to play with Egypt in May. Yemen have …

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Al-Sayed set to extend Ahly stay

CAIRO: Ahly defender Ahmed Al-Sayed is close to signing a new deal at the Cairo outfit, according to football director Hadi Khashaba. Skipper Al-Sayed, whose current contract runs out by the end of the season, has nearly reached an agreement with the Red Devils. I sat down with him and he should pen a new …

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Shehata justifies Abou-Trika inclusion

CAIRO: Egypt coach Hassan Shehata stressed that the inclusion of Mohamed Abou-Trika in the Pharaohs squad for Wednesday s friendly with England is not a compliment to the veteran playmaker. Ahly midfielder Abou-Trika has just returned to action following a long-standing foot injury. The 31-year-old, who made a cameo appearance in Ahly s 2-2 league …

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Rooney doubtful for Egypt friendly

CAIRO: Wayne Rooney might miss England s friendly match with Egypt due to injury, said Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. The prolific hitman was introduced as a substitute in the Red Devils 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the League Cup final, to score the winner. But after the match he felt pains in his …

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Ahly assistant rues 'harsh lesson'

CAIRO: Ahly assistant coach Alaa Maihoub branded the Red Devils 2-2 draw with Gaish in the Egyptian Premier League as a harsh lesson . Defending champions Ahly ended the first half with a two-goal advantage, but the military side roared back to form after the interval to restore parity. Maihoub believes the Cairo giants let …

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Zamalek's Emam denies rift with coach Hassan

CAIRO: Zamalek winger Hazem Emam categorically denied eyeing an exit from the Cairo club as was recently rumored. Some recent reports suggested that the talented right back has been at loggerheads with Hossam Hassan because the head coach has been snubbing him of late. Emam, however, assured that there have never been any disagreements between …

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Zamalek in top four after beating Ittihad

CAIRO: Zamalek recorded their sixth successive win in the Egyptian Premier League upon sinking Ittihad 2-1 in Alexandria on Monday, to secure provisional fourth spot in the table. Alaa Ali opened the scoring on six minutes, but Mahmoud Shaker leveled for the home side five minutes past the hour mark. Ahmed Gafaar hit the winner …

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Contractors salvage last-minute draw with Ismaili

CAIRO: Arab Contractors salvaged a 1-1 home draw with off-form Ismaili in the Egyptian Premier League on Monday, thanks to a last-gasp Rami Rabie goal. The Dervishes took the lead when Amr Al-Sulaya broke the deadlock with a long-range powerful shot on 71 minutes. But deep into injury time, Rabie capitalized on an Ahmed Hegazi …

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Egyptian FA rejects Nigeria offer for Shehata

CAIRO: The Egyptian FA said on Saturday it has turned down Nigeria s overtures towards Egypt coach Hassan Shehata. The Super Eagles were considering hiring the former Zamalek player during their World Cup campaign. Four more tacticians are nominated for the job. On its official website, the Egyptian FA cited Nigeria s shortlist as a …

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Mido hopes 'strong' Zaki won't score against West Ham

CAIRO: West Ham United striker Mido hailed his Egyptian compatriot Amr Zaki as a very good player , but hoped not to see him score against the Hummers on Saturday. Hull City, where Zaki is plying his trade, will play at Upton Park in their next Premier League game. Zaki is a very good player, …

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Zamalek-bound Kalaba eyeing Ahly move: agent

CAIRO: Zamalek-bound winger Rainford Kalaba is poised to join the White Knights arch-rivals Ahly at the end of the current season, said agent Ahmed Soweilam. The Zambian international has signed for Zamalek in the winter transfer window on a six-month loan from Sporting Braga for ?450,000. Ahly were also targeting Kalaba last January but their …

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Shehata given permission to coach Nigeria

CAIRO: The Egyptian FA has initially allowed Egypt coach Hassan Shehata to take charge of Nigeria during their 2010 World Cup campaign. The FA s general assembly gave Shehata the thumb up to coach Nigeria during the World Cup should a tangible offer is made, Salah Hosni, an executive in the Egyptian football governing body, …

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Ghaly suspended for slapping Al-Qahtani

CAIRO: The Saudi League disciplinary committee handed Hossam Ghaly a one-match suspension for his aggressive challenge on Yasser Al-Qahtani last week. Nassr midfielder Ghaly slapped the Saudi star in the face while vying for the ball in Hilal s 2-1 win on Thursday, but the referee turned a blind eye to the incident. The Egypt …

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Zaki features in Hull draw with Chelsea

CAIRO: Amr Zaki came on as a second-half substitute in Hull City s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at KC Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday. The 26-year-old, who made his Tigers debut against Wolves on Saturday, was introduced in the 66th minute. The robust striker s performance was energetic but he couldn t make …

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Ismaili deny Fulham interest in Al-Hadari

CAIRO: Ismaili chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan denied recent reports claiming that Fulham had made an offer for goalie Essam Al-Hadari. I can t comment on a bid that doesn t exist, Aboul-Hassan told FilGoal.com. We will consider letting Al-Hadari go should Fulham contact us. A week ago, Watford offered to sign the 37-year-old on loan till …

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Ittihad received no bids for Geddo

CAIRO: Ittihad played down media reports claiming that Fulham made an offer for forward Mohamed Nagi Geddo . The Egyptian international, who has been impressing in the ongoing African Cup of Nations, has drawn the attention of several European sides this winter. Skysports.com says the Cottagers have already offered to buy the 25-year-old but Ittihad …

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Ahly to loan out Sayoud

CAIRO: Ahly playmaker Amir Sayoud is set to join Kuwait s Arabi Athletic in the winter transfer window on a four-month loan deal. The Red Devils announced on their official website that the loan offer for the Algerian youngster has been accepted. According to Kuwaiti paper Al-Kabs, Arabi will pay $ 150,000 to bring in …

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Zaki apologizes to Zamalek

CAIRO: Zamalek striker Amr Zaki made an apology to the club s board for missing regular training over the past couple of weeks. The muscular hitman went AWOL early this month to incur the wrath of Zamalek s officials, who eventually put him on the transfer list. Zaki showed up at the club on Wednesday, …

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Mozambique coach to man-mark Egypt stars

CAIRO: Mozambique manager Mart Nooij revealed he will resort to a man-to-man strategy in Egypt s game on Saturday. We will man-mark Egypt forwards because they are so fast, Nooij was quoted as saying in Angolan press on Thursday. The Pharaohs hit three past Nigeria in Group C opener, with Emad Meteb, Captain Ahmed Hassan …

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I was really scared, admits Geddo

CAIRO: Egypt midfielder Mohamed “Geddo Nagi admitted that he was scared when coach Hassan Shehata told him to warm up ahead of his introduction in the Pharaohs 3-1 win over Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations. Geddo, who scored on his international debut against Mali in last week s exhibition game, made his first …

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Shawky completes Kayserispor deal

Mohamed Shawky has completed his move to Turkish side Kayserispor from Middlesbrough on Monday after both clubs reached an agreement, the midfielder s agent said. Shawky has already put pen to paper and he s about to start an adventure in the Turkish Super Lig, Nader Shawki, who s now in Turkey, told FilGoal.com over …

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Egyptian referee explains warm greeting refusal

CAIRO: Egyptian referee Essam Abdel-Fattah implied that he refused to let Angola winger Felisberto “Gilberto Amaral kiss him on the cheek because he thinks such an act could lead to accusations of favoritism. Abdel-Fattah was spotted when he leaned his head back, refusing to let the Ahly player kiss him on the cheek as a …

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Egypt deputy goalie unconvinced by rotation policy

CAIRO: Egypt s deputy goalie Abdel-Wahed Al-Sayed says a policy of rotation wouldn t be the Pharaohs best interest during the African Cup of Nations (CAN). The Zamalek keeper was called up to the African champions CAN squad, and he s expected to play second fiddle for first-choice guardian Essam Al-Hadari. Al-Sayed assured that he …

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Security in Angola stepped up, assures Egypt director

CAIRO: Egyptian national team director Samir Adli stated that the Angolan authorities have finally managed to step up security measures, following the vicious attack on Togo. Two days before of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) got underway, the driver of Togo s bus was instantly killed and nine people, including two players, were terribly …

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