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Egyptian clubs approach Al-Saqqa

CAIRO: Eskisehirspor s veteran defender Abdel-Zaher Al-Saqqa says three Egyptian top-flight clubs are seeking to sign him in the winter transfer window. The Egypt international, who has been plying his trade in Turkey for over 10 years, preferred to keep his suitors unnamed for the time being, and he is yet to decide on his …

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Wasteful Contractors lose at ENPPI

CAIRO: A misfiring Arab Contractors side had a one-goal advantage overturned to lose 2-1 at ENPPI in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday. The Mountain Wolves were fired in front only after four minutes when Reda Al-Weeshi hit the opener upon diverting a left cross into the net. Vincent Die Foneye notched a leveler for …

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Hodoud boss Al-Ashri set to resign

CAIRO: Harras Hodoud coach Tarek Al-Ashri stated that he would hand in his resignation, following his side s 3-2 home defeat to Military Production in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday. I will step down from my role as a head coach in order not to put the club s board in a bad situation, …

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Mansoura rule out goalie move to Zamalek

CAIRO: Mansoura board member Mahmoud Al-Shal refuted reports claiming that keeper Mahmoud Aboul-Saoud had signed for Zamalek. It was reported that the in-form goalie had penned a pre-contract with the White Knights to join them this winter. However, Al-Shal stressed that his club were not informed of the deal, saying Aboul-Saoud couldn t have signed …

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Zamalek name squad for Asyut trip

CAIRO: Zamalek boss Hossam Hassan named a 21-man squad for Wednesday s trip to Asyut Petroleum in the Egyptian Premier League. Duo Hani Saied and Hassan Mostafa were both left out due to automatic suspension. Pacey left-back Sabri Rahil was named in the list, although he s doubtful for the game as he s suffering …

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Abou-Trika, Zaki yet to be confirmed out of CAN, says Gharib

CAIRO: Egypt assistant coach Shawki Gharib still holds out hope that influential duo Mohamed Abou-Trika and Amr Zaki will be able to feature for the Pharaohs in the 2010 African Cup of Nations (CAN). Playmaker Abou-Trika suffered in November a serious foot injury that is expected to keep him on the sidelines till after the …

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Ahly wrap up Ekrami deal, say reports

CAIRO: Ahly have finally signed Gouna goalkeeper Sherif Ekrami starting January, according to Goal FM. The Egyptian radio reported on Monday that the Cairo club will pay LE 2.75 million and in return for the services of the 26-year-old. Dutch side Feyenoord, where Ekrami plied his trade for three years before joining Gouna last summer, …

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Ahly marketing director denies Sayoud swap deal

CAIRO: Ahly marketing director Adli Al-Qaeyi refuted recent reports claiming that the Cairo club were planning to swap Algerian youngster Amir Sayoud for Etoile Sahel s Malian striker Yacouba Diarra. There haven t been any negotiations between both sides this season, he told FilGoal.com Tunisian paper Al-Sabah reported on Sunday that Ahli had reached an …

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Ahly frustrated by ten-man Ismaili

CAIRO: Ahly outplayed 10-man Ismail on Saturday but failed to claim all three points after the Dervishes struggled to end the Egyptian Premier League game in a 1-1 draw. Ismail s Ahmed Sedik broke the deadlock after 17 minutes, but Mostafa Shebeita restored parity late in the first half. The home side were outnumbered for …

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Coach Salah installed at Mansoura

CAIRO: Mohamed Salah was appointed as Mansoura boss on Friday night, following the departure of Mohamed Helmi a day earlier. Veteran tactician Helmi handed in his resignation on Friday, right after the promoted outfit suffered a 2-0 defeat to Arab Contractors in the Egyptian Premier League. Hours later, Salah met with Mansoura s board members …

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Hassan vows to revive Zamalek

CAIRO: Zamalek s newly-appointed coach Hossam Hassan pledged to help the White Knights restore their status as a powerhouse. The Cairo side ended their four-match winless run on Saturday when they battered Masri 3-0, to score their first victory under Hassan. The former Egypt skipper was appointed as Zamalek head coach early this month, and …

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Zamalek boss Hassan delighted at 'satisfactory' result

CAIRO: Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan says he considers his side s goalless draw with Ahly a satisfying result. The White Knights and their arch-rivals Ahly played out a tame draw on Tuesday in the Egyptian Premier League. Hassan, who has been in charge of Zamalek for the last two games following the sacking of French …

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Honors even between Ahly and Zamalek

CAIRO: Ahly and Zamalek played out a tame goalless draw in the in the 104th Cairo derby in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday. Defending champions Ahly are now four points clear on top of the league table, while beleaguered Zamalek are 13th with 12 points, one above the relegation zone. Ahly had to do …

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Gaish keep advancing with ENPPI win

CAIRO: Gaish extended their successful run and closed to within three points of leaders Ahly after beating ENPPI 2-0 in the Egyptian Premier League on Monday. Sameh Mahmoud broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute when he poked past keeper Mahdi Soliman, who unwisely advanced in an attempt to keep a clean sheet. Ernest Papa …

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Mahalla awarded win over Gouna

CAIRO: The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) awarded Mahalla a 2-0 win after the club s defeat to Gouna in the Egyptian Premier League was overturned. Gouna s 1-0 victory over Mahalla was overturned as a result of the ineligibility of Hussein Ali s participation. Midfielder Ali featured for Gouna against Mahalla, although he should have …

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Petrojet beat Mansoura to regain second place

CAIRO: Petrojet regained provisional second place in the Egyptian Premier League table upon defeating Mansoura 3-1 on Monday, whereas Ismaili and Harras Hodoud played out a tame goalless draw. In Mansoura, Al-Sayed Hamdi opened the scoring on 25 minutes after latching onto a Hani Hassan cross to slot home from close range. Hosts Ahmed Al-Saei …

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Zaki confirmed out of Cairo derby

CAIRO: Zamalek striker Amr Zaki will not take part in the Cairo derby against Ahly in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday due to injury. The robust hitman has not featured for the White Knights since picking up a hamstring problem in Egypt s 1-0 defeat to Algeria in November s World Cup decider. Zaki …

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Belgian ref De Bleeckere to officiate Cairo derby

CAIRO: Belgian referee Frank de Bleeckere will preside over the Cairo derby between Ahly and Zamalek in the Egyptian Premiere League on Tuesday. De Bleeckere officiated both sides encounter last April, which ended in a goalless draw. The 43-year-old, who started to pursue a career as a referee in 1984, got his FIFA badge in …

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Zaher blames Sudan clashes on FIFA

CAIRO: Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Samir Zaher held world governing body FIFA responsible for the clashes that followed Egypt s 1-0 loss to Algeria in last month s World Cup decider. It was reported that a number of Egyptian fans were injured when masses of Algerian hooligans attacked them with knives and daggers after …

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Zamalek file complaint over Eid participation

CAIRO: Zamalek called on the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) to replay their game with Harras Hodoud because Ahmed Eid was “suspended and not eligible to play . Eid played the whole 90 minutes and opened the scoring right after the break, to help his side beat the White Knights 2-1 in the Egyptian Premier League …

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Draw is as unsatisfactory as a loss: Ahly assistant

CAIRO: Ahly assistant coach Alaa Maihoub sounded his dissatisfaction over the Red Devils 1-1 draw at Ittihad, saying the stalemate is “as unsatisfactory as a loss. The Alexandrian side put an end to Ahly s five-match winning streak after holding them in the Egyptian Premier League on Thursday. Even though Maihoub was unhappy with the …

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Ahly's Doe sidelined for three weeks

CAIRO: Ahly marksman Francis Doe has been ruled out of action for three weeks with a hamstring strain, which he sustained in his side s 2-0 win over Arab Contractors on Sunday. According to the Red Devils official website, X-rays images showed that the Liberian ace suffered a “second-degree strain that will keep him on …

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Hassan gets hero's reception at Zamalek

CAIRO: Zamalek s newly-appointed boss Hossam Hassan got hero s reception when he managed the team for the first time in training on Tuesday night. Around 7,000 Zamalek fans attended the session to welcome the former Egypt star, who took the Cairo giants helm on Monday following the sacking of French tactician Henri Michel. The …

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Ahly claim fifth successive win to keep six-point lead

CAIRO: Ahly extended their winning streak to five games after beating Arab Contractors 1-0 on Sunday, to stay six points clear on top of the Egyptian Premier League table. Mohmaed Fadl notched the opener after 16 minutes, while Ahmed Hassan netted the second one minute past the hour mark. Leaders Ahly are now on 26 …

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Zamalek sack Michel

CAIRO: Zamalek gave head coach Henri Michel the sack, right after the White Knights 2-0 loss at Police Union in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday. Michel is no longer in charge, and the board members will convene on Sunday to see who s going to succeed him, board member Amr Al-Ganaini told FilGoal.com. From …

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Zamalek duo burst into tears in fifth league defeat

CAIRO: Zamalek duo Mahmoud “Shikabala Abdel-Razeq and Hazem Emam burst into tears after they were jeered by their own fans when the White Knights were down by two goals against Police Union, who managed to keep their lead intact till the final whistle. Minusu Buba and Samuel Kyere scored on 22 and 71 minutes respectively …

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No agreement between Ahly Benghazi, Toulan

CAIRO: Ahly Benghazi decided not to hire Egyptian coach Helmi Toulan after both parties failed to reach an agreement. The former Masri coach arrived at the Libyan side last week and was expected to put pen to paper right away. However, Ahly backed out of the deal as a result of Toulan s “unreasonable conditions. …

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I will be ready for Nations Cup, says Abou-Trika

CAIRO: Egypt and Ahly playmaker Mohamed Abou-Trika stressed that he would be able to feature for the Pharaohs in the 2010 African Cup of Nations in January. It was reported that the 31-year-old suffered a foot fracture that will keep him on the sidelines for more than two months, which cast doubts over his chances …

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Ayew threatens to leave Zamalek

CAIRO: Zamalek midfielder Ibrahim Ayew said he would get back to his homeland Ghana if he didn t receive his overdue payments within two days. Ayew, who joined Zamalek last summer, said he didn t get paid as promised, and thus may terminate his contract. His agent Mounir Hassan assured that the club s board …

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Ahly players, fans threatened to kill me: Sayoud

CAIRO: Ahly s Algerian youngster Amir Sayoud says he received death threats from some of his club s players and fans, in the wake of the horrible events that followed Egypt s 1-0 loss to Algeria in Wednesday s World Cup playoff game. Many Egyptian fans were severely injured after the game when thousands of …

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