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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 …
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.
51 defendants are charged with killing 42, injuring 150
Air Defence Stadium clashes revive 3-year-old football tragedy
Charges are hypothetical and imaginary, says defence
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 “Port Said massacre”. Al-Masry fans stormed the pitch and attacked Al-Ahly players and fans. Clashes broke out between the two …
74 Al-Ahly supporters were killed following football match in 2012
Games have been played behind closed doors since 2012 Port Said massacre
Lawsuit filed by Mortada Mansour, Zamalek club chairman, calling ultras “terrorist groups”
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.
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 of the fans’ key role in protests against the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak and subsequent governments. The storming …
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.
Fans will never forget the 2005 championship where he outperformed everyone with his six goals.
Ultras Ahlawy (UA) member denies storming of stadium took place ahead of match
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.
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 of Syria and Iraq. His death followed that of Tunisian handball goalkeeper Ahmed Yassin and Ahmed El-Darawi, a former policeman …
Court rules that designating ultras as “terrorist organisation” does not fall under its jurisdiction
11 defendants retried after being convicted in absentia
Alexandria’s Smouha mourns after league loss; miss out on cup title, beaten by Cairo giant Al-Zamalek in final
Premier League winners Al-Ahly eliminated in semi-finals by Alexandrian side Smouha
After narrow victories in quarterfinals, Cairo giants meet Smouha and Wadi Degla in semis
Red Devils extend their list of trophies winning 37th league title after 0-0 draw with Smouha