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Egyptian spectator ban: Flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

  /  February 28, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional football in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. read the rest…

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Al-Ahly maintains global lead despite CAF Super Cup loss

  /  February 25, 2015  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

This is the first time for the Red Devils to lose in the Super Cup on penalties, after winning twice in 2006 and 2007, when the team had six titles for the cup out of eight attempts including this last game, setting a challenging record for many teams in the continent to achieve.

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Morsi, interior minister to testify in Port Said prison clashes trial

  /  February 11, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

51 defendants are charged with killing 42, injuring 150

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Court will resume Port Said riots trial on 7 March

  /  February 10, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Air Defence Stadium clashes revive 3-year-old football tragedy

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‘Port Said Massacre’ retrial postponed to 9 February

  /  February 8, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Charges are hypothetical and imaginary, says defence

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Port Said massacre: The day the Away fans never came back

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

  On 1 February 2012, 74 Al-Ahly supporters belonging to the club’s biggest fan base Ultras Ahlawy were killed following a football match in the Port Said stadium in what became commonly known as the read the rest…

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Port Said ‘football massacre’ victims’ families protest upcoming Al-Masry game

  /  January 6, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

74 Al-Ahly supporters were killed following football match in 2012

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Football fans to return to Egyptian stadiums

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Games have been played behind closed doors since 2012 Port Said massacre

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Verdict on banning of Utras groups adjourned to 29 December

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Lawsuit filed by Mortada Mansour, Zamalek club chairman, calling ultras “terrorist groups”

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Al-Ahly – master of the world

  /  December 11, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Al-Ahly become one of the most successful clubs in the world in terms of the number of championships won, with 129 official championships under its belt – a number that has not been surpassed by any other team in the world.

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Militant football fans reassert their key role in protest with storming of Cairo stadium

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By James M. Dorsey Militant, street battle-hardened football fans stormed a Cairo stadium in advance of the second leg of crowned Al-Ahly SC’s African Confederation Cup final against Ivory Coast’s Séwé Sport in a reassertion read the rest…

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Al-Ahly and the secret of number 434

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

StrikerHossam Hassan took his turn and was recorded in the honorary records of the Al-Ahly club after scoring the club’s 100th African goal in the semi-finals of the African Cup Winners’ Cup.

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Motaeb scores his most valuable African goal after 580 day absence

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Fans will never forget the 2005 championship where he outperformed everyone with his six goals.

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Police clear Cairo stadium after Al-Ahly fans storm gate: Ministry of Interior

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ultras Ahlawy (UA) member denies storming of stadium took place ahead of match

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Al-Ahly face dilemma after defeat against Senegal’s Séwé Sport

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Sports  /  1 Comment

Al-Ahly must make up for the loss and obtain the 20th title to guarantee its place among the top teams in the world in terms of continental championships.

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Football and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey A successful football player near the peak of his career, 22 year-old Nidhal Selmi, died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath read the rest…

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Dissolution of Ultras White Knights referred to administrative court

  /  September 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Court rules that designating ultras as “terrorist organisation” does not fall under its jurisdiction

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‘Port Said Massacre’ retrial pushed back to 21 September

  /  August 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

11 defendants retried after being convicted in absentia

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Egypt Cup goes to Al-Zamalek, Smouha left empty-handed

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Alexandria’s Smouha mourns after league loss; miss out on cup title, beaten by Cairo giant Al-Zamalek in final

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Egyptian football roundup: Smouha and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup final

  /  July 17, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Premier League winners Al-Ahly eliminated in semi-finals by Alexandrian side Smouha

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Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek in Egypt Cup semi-finals

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

After narrow victories in quarterfinals, Cairo giants meet Smouha and Wadi Degla in semis

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Egyptian football roundup: Al-Ahly triumph earns 8th successive title

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Sports  /  2 Comments

Red Devils extend their list of trophies winning 37th league title after 0-0 draw with Smouha

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Egyptian football roundup: Victorious Al-Ahly eyes league title after Cairo derby

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Al-Zamalek fail to beat rivals for 17th consecutive time, falling behind in final stage of Premier League

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Egyptian football roundup: Al-Zamalek qualifies for mini-league

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Al-Ahly, Smouha and Petrojet total quartet to compete for 2014 title in final Premier League phase

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Egyptian football roundup: Al-Zamalek fall behind after loss to Mazembe

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Sports  /  121 Comments

Al-Ahly lead group in Confederation Cup, Premier League enters crucial stage

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Egypt football round-up: Pharaohs in London to prepare for Jamaica match

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Sports  /  131 Comments

National team looking for redemption after Saturday’s defeat in friendly against Chile

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Al-Zamalek bounces back in CAF Champions League with win over Al-Hilal

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Sports  /  68 Comments

Al-Ahly holds ES Sahel to a draw in Tunis, leading Group B in Confederations Cup

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Al-Zamalek suffer first Champions League campaign defeat

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Sports  /  52 Comments

Al-Ahly go top of their CAF Confederation Cup mini league after a 2-0 win over Nkana in Cairo

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Lax FIFA policing of political interference in football focuses on Egypt

  /  May 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By James M. Dorsey World football body FIFA has dispatched investigators to Egypt to probe allegations of government interference as the country prepares for potentially risky bids to host two international tournaments, the 2017 Beach read the rest…

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Race for championship play-off spots heats up

  /  May 7, 2014  /  Sports  /  103 Comments

Results in Group 2 set up an exciting end to the season, Al-Ahly look to secure a playoff spot in Group 1

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