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African trouble for Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek

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 …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian spectator ban: Flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness

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 …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Ahly maintains global lead despite CAF Super Cup loss

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.

Daily News Egypt

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

  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 …

Nourhan Fahmy

Al-Ahly – master of the world

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.

Daily News Egypt