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Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek qualify for CAF Champions League quarterfinals

Al-Ahly SC and Al-Zamalek qualified for the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. Al-Ahly defeated Tanzania’s Young Africans, 2-1, in the second matched play between the clubs on Wednesday. The matched was tied, 1-1, until Al-Ahly’s Abdallah Said scored in the 95th minute. In the first match between the clubs play in Tanzania, …

Maydaa El-Nadar

Al-Ahly SC, dubbed the African club of the century, is set to sign with Dutch manger Martin Jol, 60, following a meeting with Al-Ahly president Mahmoud Taher in London to finalise the deal.

Al-Ahly to sign Martin Jol as new manager

Martin Jol, formerly Fulham, Ajax and Tottenham boss, played over 400 games during his career as a footballer, which included spells in the Netherlands, Germany, and England, as well as earning three caps with the Dutch national team

Mohamed Farouk

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Conviction of Egyptian football fans slams door on potential political dialogue

Fleeting hopes that Egypt’s militant, street battled-hardened football fans may have breached general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s repressive armour were dashed with this week’s sentencing of 15 supporters on charges of attempting to assassinate the controversial head of storied Cairo club Al-Zamalek SC. Although the sentences of one year in prison handed down by a Cairo …

James Dorsey

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Mired in problems, Egypt’s president reaches out to Ultras

Best known for his brutal repression of critics, Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has invited the members of the Ultras, the militant anti-government football fans, to participate in the court proceedings related to a 2012 politically loaded football brawl in which 72 supporters of storied Cairo club Al-Ahly SC died. Al-Sisi’s invitation contrasted starkly with Al-Ahly’s …

James Dorsey

José Peseiro 

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Al-Ahly manager José Peseiro sacked

In an unexpected occurrence for the African Club of the Century and Egypt’s biggest football giant, Al-Ahly SC sacked their Portuguese head coach José Peseiro after just 14 rounds of the Egyptian Premier League. Former director of football Abdel Aziz Abdel-Shafy was appointed as the new temporary manager in Peseiro’s place for the upcoming games …

Mohamed Farouk

Sudan El-Hilal's player Ibrahim Mudather (C) vies for the ball with a player from Egypt's Zamalek FC during their CAF Champions League football match on May 24, 2014 in the capital Cairo. Zamalek won 2-1. 

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2015: The year of the fall of football giants

2015 was marked by the fall of some of the major football heavyweights in the world,It began with Chelsea, the former Premier League champion 2014/2015. The Blues had finally recovered the Premier League title after five years of its absence, with its distinctive and successful coach, José Mourinho. Chelsea won the Premier League title with …

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President of Zamalek SC, Mortada Mansour
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History answers the question: When will the EFA be held accountable?

It is the third consecutive time for Egypt to exit the qualifiers of African Cup of Nations. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has not been able to organise regular local tournaments. The last tournament it organised was the premier and Egypt cup, both held in 2015and throughout a period of nine months, despite the absence …

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