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Egypt forced to change training pitch

CAIRO: A blunder from the organizing committee of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) caused Nigeria to hold their training at the same time and place where Egypt were supposed to train. Consequently, the Pharaohs had to search for anther pitch to prepare for their opening game against Nigeria. Egyptian Football Association president Samir Zaher …

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No title promise for Egypt, says Shehata

CAIRO: Egypt boss Hassan Shehata promised that his team will do their utmost during the African Cup of Nations (CAN), but couldn’t vow to claim the continental title. The Pharaohs are seeking to win the biennial competition for the third time running to set a new record and make up for their World Cup disqualification …

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Egypt CAN participation up to gov't

CAIRO: Egypt boss Hassan Shehata says the Egyptian government is solely entitled to pull the Pharaohs out of the African Cup of Nations (CAN), following the vicious attack on Togo s national team. The driver of Togo s bus was instantly killed Friday and other delegation members were terribly wounded when gunmen opened fire on …

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Barakat pondered international retirement

CAIRO: Ahly midfielder Mohamed Barakat stated that he had contemplated retiring from international football after Egypt s 1-0 defeat to Algeria in November s World Cup decider. The playoff game, which took place in Sudan, was set up after both teams became equal in points, goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head record in the World …

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Geddo gives Egypt narrow win

CAIRO: Second-half substitute Mohamed Nagi Geddo scored to give Egypt a 1-0 win over Mali in a friendly game in Dubai as part of both teams preparations for this month s African Cup of Nations (CAN). The majority of Egypt s regulars took part in the game, unlike the Eagles who played the game without …

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Petrojet's Shaaban lured by Zamalek approach

CAIRO: Zamalek-target Mohamed Shaaban says a move to the Cairo club in the January transfer window appeals to him. The Petrojet midfielder, who was called up to Egypt s provisional squad for the African Cup of Nations but missed out on the final list, was recently approached by the White Knights. Shaaban stated that he …

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Al-Hadari still determined to join Merreikh

CAIRO: Ismaili goalie Essam Al-Hadari is still determined to move to Merreikh in spite of the Dervishes refusal to accept the Sudanese side s offer. Merreikh offered to acquire the Egyptian international s services for $1 million, but Ismaili turned them down because the bid was not “financially rewarding . However, Al-Hadari reiterated that he …

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Ahly hand trial to ASEC hitman

CAIRO: Ahly have handed ASEC Mimosas striker Kpehi Brossou a trial, and will sign him in the January transfer window should he prove his worth. The Red Devils are going to put the Ivorian player through his paces by letting him participate in regular training sessions, according to the club s official website. Brossou will …

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Ismaili reject Merreikh offer for Al-Hadari

ISMAILIA: Ismaili turned down Al-Merreikh s bid to land goalie Essam Al-Hadari in the January transfer window, although the Egypt keeper was willing to complete the deal. The Sudanese side “unofficially contacted Ismaili chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan this winter, but the coastal club eventually rejected their overtures. Ismaili said on their official website that the offer …

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Saied lashes out at Shehata

CAIRO: Ibrahim Saied, who has just terminated his contract with Ahly Tripoli by mutual consent, launched a scathing attack on Egypt coach Hassan Shehata for ignoring him ahead of the African Cup of Nations (CAN). The temperamental defender, who s now a free agent, voiced his disgruntlement with Shehata s choices for the biennial competition, …

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Barakat extends Ahly stay till 2013

CAIRO: Ahly star Mohamed Barakat has signed a three-year contract extension to put an end to speculations over his future. Over the past few months the Red Devils couldn t agree terms of a new deal for the 33-year-old, which cast doubts over his future at the Cairo club. But Ahly announced on their official …

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Ahly unsettled trio set for African competitions

CAIRO: Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badri named Mohamed Barakat, Emad Meteb and Ahmed Al-Sayed in the team s roster for continental competitions, although the trio s contracts haven t been renewed yet. The Red Devils have wrapped up new deals for the majority of their key figures, except for the trio whose future is still hanging …

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Al-Safti set for Zamalek extension

CAIRO: Zamalek defender Amr Al-Safti backtracked on his decision to leave the Cairo club in the winter, after boss Hossam Hassan coaxed him into extending his stay. The former Masri man had initially refused to sign a new deal with the White Knights, and revealed his intention of leaving after seeing off his contract in …

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Al-Tabie moves to Mansoura

CAIRO: Former Zamalek defender Beshir Al-Tabie joined promoted outfit Mansoura on a two-and-half-year deal starting January. I have already put pen to paper, Al-Tabie, who has been without a club for over a year, told FilGoal.com on Monday. The veteran defender was released by Zamalek in the summer of 2008, after spending a fruitless season …

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Ismaili boss set for scouting mission in Congo

CAIRO: Ismaili head coach Emad Soliman might fly to Congo in order to scout around for possible winter arrivals. Either me or someone from Ismaili coaching staff will travel to Congo, he told FilGoal.com. We will be looking for new players. We decided to search for potential newcomers outside Egypt because the available Egyptian players …

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Abdel-Monsef reveals Gouna agreement

CAIRO: Zamalek s out-of-favor keeper Mohamed Abdel-Monsef says he has reached a final agreement with Gouna over an imminent move this winter. I ve worked out the details of the deal with Gouna coach Ismail Youssef, the towering goalie told FilGoal.com. I haven t penned the contract yet because I prefer to leave by mutual …

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Hommos not angry despite Egypt exclusion

CAIRO: Ismaili midfielder Mohamed Hommos fully respects Egypt coach Hassan Shehata s decision to exclude him from the squad for the 2009 African Cup of Nations (CAN). Shehata has recently announced his provisional squad for the continental competition, and refused to comment on Hommos unexpected exclusion. However, the Ismaili skipper refused to express any dissatisfaction …

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Soliman stays at Ismaili helm

CAIRO: Ismaili boss Emad Soliman has backtracked on his decision to step down from his role, following a disagreement with the club s officials. The problem is solved and Soliman remains in charge of the team, coastal club president Nasr Aboul-Hassan told FilGoal.com. Ismaili s board decided to fine each player LE 30,000 following their …

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Zaher threatens to sanction Abbas

CAIRO: Egyptian FA president Samir Zaher threatened to punish Zamalek chairman Mamdouh Abbas for pounding away at the football governing body. Abbas panned the FA s officials in the wake of the infamous saga of Harras Hodoud forward Ahmed Eid. Egypt international Eid was given permission to feature in Hodoud s 2-1 win over Zamalek …

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Zaki says he's ready for CAN

CAIRO: Egypt and Zamalek marksman Amr Zaki is fit to feature for the Pharaohs in the African Cup of Nations (CAN) after shaking off a hamstring injury, the well-built ace said. I m fully ready to make a comeback after reaching full recovery, and I would like to play at the African Cup of Nations, …

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Shikabala elated by Egypt call-up

CAIRO: Zamalek playmaker Mahmoud “Shikabala Abdel Razeq is ecstatic at his Egypt call-up for the 2010 African Cup of Nations (CAN), and vowed to live up to expectations. Pharaohs coach Hassan Shehata named the 23-year-old ace in his squad for the biennial competition, after veteran schemer Mohamed Abou-Treika was ruled out with a serious foot …

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Zamalek duo highlight Hassan effect

CAIRO: Zamalek duo Hazem Emam and Mohamed Abdel-Shafi believe they wouldn t have made Egypt s squad for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) if it wasn t for White Knights coach Hossam Hassan. The pair was called up to the Pharaohs provisional squad for the biennial competition, along with five more Zamalek players. Both …

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Jose blames Egypt WC failure on Oman friendly

CAIRO: Angola coach Manuel Jose put Egypt s disqualification from the World Cup down to the exhibition game they played against Oman, before losing at Algeria in the gigantic competition qualifiers. The Pharaohs beat Oman 1-0 in a friendly match on May 30, before traveling to Algeria where they were slapped 3-1 by the hosts …

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Ahly ensure leadership with narrow win at Production

CAIRO: Emad Meteb scored a first-half goal to help Ahly clinch a hard-fought 1-0 win at Military Production and go six points clear on top of the Egyptian Premier League table on Sunday. In-form striker Meteb hit the winner one minute from the half-hour mark when his curling free-kick hit the top right corner of …

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Hassan underlines Zamalek improvement

CAIRO: Zamalek boss Hossam Hassan believes that he has put an end to a number of Zamalek s long-lasting problems in around three weeks. The 43-year-old was appointed as the White Knights manager late in November, after the sacking of his predecessor Henri Michel who failed to keep the Cairo side on an even keel. …

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Ismaili coaching staff resign

CAIRO: Ismaili s coaching staff have resigned after the club s board imposed a harsh sanction on the players who featured in Sunday s goalless draw with Asyut Petroleum in the Egyptian Premier League. The Dervishes officials decided to fine each player LE 30,000 as a punishment for their lackluster performance against the league bottom …

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Ahly's Adel out for week with broken nose

CAIRO: Ahly goalie Ahmed Adel was hospitalized after suffering a nose fracture in his team s 1-0 win at Military Production on Sunday, and he s set for a one-week break. Adel sustained a facial injury after colliding with a challenger in the area. He was briefly treated on the pitch as he was bleeding …

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Abou-Trika to return to training after 40 days

CAIRO: Ahly manager Hossam Al-Badri says playmaker Mohamed Abou-Trika needs at least 40 days to get back in training. The Egypt talisman is facing a lengthy layoff after picking up a major foot injury that ruled him out of the African Cup of Nations (CAN). According to Al-Badri, Abou-Trika needs approximately a couple of months …

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Last-gasp Al-Safti gives Zamalek precious win

CAIRO: A last-minute winner by Amr Al-Safti gave Zamalek a critical 1-0 victory over Mansoura in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday. The victory, which is Zamalek s third on the trot under coach Hossam Hassan, lifted the White Knights to fifth place with 21 points, four points behind fourth-placed Gaish. The game saw Zamalek …

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Ismaili chairman rules out Abd-Rabou move to Ahly

CAIRO: Ismaili chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan played down reports suggesting that Hosni Abd-Rabou would move to Egyptian champions Ahly next summer. The Egypt midfielder has joined Ahli Dubai on a two-year loan deal in the summer of 2008, and he is returning to Ismaili by the end of the ongoing season. It was said that the …

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