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On 1 February, in a football league match between Port Said team, Al-Masry, and their Cairo rivals Al-Ahly, a fight and the ensuing stampede left 72 Al-Ahly fans killed.
Commentator discusses the state of basketball in Egypt and the region, Qatari relations, and the NBA
The Egyptian league reached its 16th round, in which Al-Ahly scored its 10th win against Ittihad Alexandria, 1-0
The Supreme Administrative Court delayed the decision to dismiss the board to 28 February
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 …
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 …
Court sentenced one defendant Sunday to five years in prison in the “Port Said massacre” case
Photos by Ahmed Al-Malky
For the first time in 14 years, since the launch of the local Egyptian Super Cup in 2001, the game will be held outside of Egypt. The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) decided the game will be held in the United Arab Emirates on 15 October. The game is expected to have a large audience in …
Trial postponed to 5 October to continue hearing defence witnesses
Al-Zamalek only scored four goals in six games during the group stage, and quarter-finals.
Al-Ahly, the champion of the first group, will play against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates, ranked second in the second group.
Over 70 young football fans were killed in clashes back in 2012
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 …
Ahmed El-Sheikh is said to have signed contracts with more than one club
This month’s premier league final between Cairo’s two storied clubs, Al-Ahly SC and Al-Zamalek SC, once the world’s most violent derby, was more than a clash between two football giants. It was a clash between management styles and diametrically opposed approaches towards militant, highly politicised, street battle-hardened football fans. The clash highlighted the advantages of …
Trial postponed to continue reviewing remaining evidence
During the game, the competition was fierce, while attempts to score goals on the two goalkeepers were few
Fans attempted assault on Al-Zamalek club headquarters, says state media
Cairo giant will host arch-rival Al-Zamalek in Alexandria’s Borg Al-Arab
Zamalek has achieved its second victory in a row in the group rounds in the CAF Confederation Cup. Their victory was achieved over the South African team, Orlando Pirates, and was played in South Africa. Recording a 2-1 score over the South African team, Zamalek topped its second group in the championship with six points, …
Over the years, conflict between the two biggest Egyptian clubs erupted, with players moving to either one of the teams with big media fanfare.
Verdict postponed to 9 June, police forces deployed in Port Said streets
“Masked men” among the groups of families fired gunshots at security forces, says witness
Following Al-Ahly’s move from the African Champions League to the Confederation Cup, the Egyptian team did achieve a victory over its Tunisian counterpart in the first game in the eighth-final for the tournament. Al-Ahly gained a narrow 2-1 win after falling behind due to an early goal in the first half. However, Al-Ahly was then …
The player appealed the decision, as all bank accounts are also frozen
New coach promises to keep competition alive
Protesters claimed sentenced fans ‘scapegoats’
By James M. Dorsey Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s iron grip on dissent is likely to be put to the test with the sentencing to death of 11 football fans for involvement in a politically loaded football brawl three years ago that left 74 militant supporters of storied Cairo club Al-Ahly SC dead. The brawl and …
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. The decision against the backdrop of mounting evidence that Egyptian general-turned-President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has no apparent intention of easing …