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African national teams’ nicknames: expression of identities

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be held from 22 June to 20 July and will include 24 teams for the first time in the history of the championship. Five Arab teams will participate in AFCON 2019, and three teams will make their debut: Madagascar, Mauritania, and Burundi. African football teams have always …

Daily News Egypt

Arabs in AFCON: many appearances with little achievements

CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is one of the largest continental competitions awaited by football fans from the moment its last match ends to the moment the new championship starts. AFCON is organised by the CAF every two years to determine the continent’s champion. It is ranked third in the world after the FIFA …

Daily News Egypt

Crisis in national team because of Míchel Salgado

A crisis broke out within the technical apparatus of our national team, and the controversy has grown considerably over the past period and became the focus of discussion among Egyptians. The cause of the hassle is head coach Javier Aguirre’s assistant, Míchel Salgado’s insistence on relying on non-professional footballers. The crisis became apparent after the …

Alaa Moustafa

Story of Africa Cup of Nations

Sudanese Abdel Halim Mohamed proposed the idea of holding the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) whose first edition kicked off in 1956 with the participation of three teams. AFCON is one of the major continental championships. On 8 June 1956, Egyptians Abdel Aziz Salem, the first president of the African Union, met with the Sudanese …

Daily News Egypt

Mo Salah, EFA cross swords on social media amid calls for Egypt’s football governing body’s resignation

Liverpool’s Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah made headlines recently after he revived a dispute with Egyptian Football Association (EFA) and accused them publicly of ignoring his complaints over several issues, mainly image rights that emerged ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Late Monday, Salah released three videos on Facebook revealing his concerns about …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Mo Salah world’s fourth most valuable football player

Egyptian international footballer Mohamed Salah became one of the top 10 valuable players in the world, according to Transfermarkt. Liverpool’s star Salah ranked fourth, with a market value of €150m, equalling the 2018 World Cup winner Kélien Mbappé, who plays with Paris Saint-Germain. Salah was followed by Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane and Manchester City’s …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Sisi meets national football team in Cairo ahead of World Cup in Russia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Saturday with the country’s national football team in Cairo ahead of the World Cup in Russia, according to presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.  Rady said in a statement that the football players spoke with Al-Sisi, all pledging to do their best in the upcoming competition, while national team manager Hector …

Fatma Lotfi

5 best achievements of Arab football players in Europe 

European football leagues have recently witnessed a real golden generation of professional Arab players who became comparable with the best players in the world. Many players of various Arab nationalities have participated in making history in European stadiums. The following lines shed light on the best achievements of Arab players in Europe. Rabah Madjer – …

Alaa Moustafa