Latest in Tag: stadium Highlight

Latest in Tag: stadium

Meet Al-Ahly’s future stadium

President of Al-Ahly SC Mahmoud Al-Khatib and Rakan Al Harth, chairperson of the Saudi company Sela, official media sponsor of Al Ahly, revealed at a Sunday press conference the club’s ‘Project of the Century’ that includes building a new stadium. Al-Harth said that a group of Saudi, Emirati and Egyptian businessmen will finance the project …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt inches towards return of militant fans to stadium terraces

Egypt may be inching towards a return to the stands of soccer fans who played a key role in the 2011 toppling of former president Hosni Mubarak, and have been barred entry into stadiums for much of the last five years. Clubs, players, and fans see a 28 June CAF Champions League match between storied Cairo …

James Dorsey

Not a test: thanaweya amma controversy hits new low with stadium stunt

Believe it or not, this is not a football match and these are not loyal fans supporting their favourite team. This is actually a final review session of philosophy for thanaweya amma (secondary school) students. Instead of gathering students into small groups in order to review the curriculum, one philosophy teacher gathered all of his …

Daily News Egypt

Football deaths renew spotlight on Egypt’s notorious security forces

By James M. Dorsey A stampede at a Cairo stadium earlier this month, much like a politically-loaded football brawl in the Suez Canal city of Port Said three years ago, is shining a spotlight on Egypt’s unreformed, unabashedly violent, and politically powerful police and security forces amid confusion over what precisely happened and how many …

Daily News Egypt

Interior ministry between honesty and deception

“It is a scenario everybody has become bored with for its repetitiveness. Football in Egypt has returned as an empty theater show for the sake of the Egyptian police, as if the decisions of the Egyptian security [apparatus] are revelations from above, even if it does not mean a thing but their inability to perform …

Fady Ashraf

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