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Government and fans battle in court and on the pitch in Egypt and Turkey

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian and Turkish football pitches are set to re-emerge as battlegrounds between militant, street battle-hardened fans and authoritarian leaders in a life and death struggle that involves legal proceedings to brand the supporters as terrorists and efforts to undermine their widespread popular base. Egyptian fans, barely a week after storming a …

Daily News Egypt

Ahly wins handball championship

    The Ahly sporting club has won the handball league championship, beating Sporting 23-19. The match was held on Saturday at the Abdullah Faysal hall at the Ahly club in Zamalek. The game was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports Khaled Abdel Aziz and president of the Ahly club Mahmoud Taher.

Daily News Egypt

Jail sentences re-position Egyptian football as potential protest venue

By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 militant football fans to five years in prison in an expansion of the military-backed regime’s crackdown on its Islamist and non-Islamists opponents that could ultimately re-position football as a major platform of protest. The fans, members of Ultras Ahlawy, the well-organised and street battled-hardened militant …

Daily News Egypt

Conflicts wracking Egyptian football reflect country’s political malaise

By James M. Dorsey Multiple conflicts between Egypt’s military-backed government and the country’s foremost soccer clubs that pit militant soccer fans against both Egypt’s autocratic leaders and club managers could force world soccer governing body FIFA to suspend Egypt. The disputes reflect the broader crisis that has shipwrecked Egypt’s transition from autocracy to a politically more …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Ahly turns African championship into anti-government protest

By James M. Dorsey Clashes this weekend between security forces and militant supporters of crowned Cairo club Al-Ahly SC and a political demonstration by the team’s goalkeeper have dented the Egyptian military-backed government’s efforts to show that the country had put its political crisis behind it. The clashes raise the specter of world soccer body …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Ultras march en masse to the High Court

Thousands of Ultras, a group of energetic supporters of the Al-Ahly Football Club, marched from the team’s Zamalek stadium to the High Court in Downtown on Wednesday afternoon in protest of the detention of dozens of their members. The demonstrators marched from Zamalek to Ramses Street, the location of the High Court, over the eastbound …

Aaron T. Rose