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Contractors hold onto young Pharaohs

CAIRO: Arab Contractors said they intend to hold onto Mohamed Al-Nenni, Mohamed Salah and Ali Fathi after the trio helped Egypt reach the African Youth Championship earlier this week. "We have no intention of offloading them because they are the future of this club," Contractors football supervisor Osama Al-Saiedi told FilGoal.com on Thursday. "I hope …

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Zamalek set four conditions to sell Shikabala

CAIRO: Zamalek have set four complicated conditions that would convince them to sell hotshot Shikabala in the winter break. The midfield wizard has been the Whites most wanted player of late, with Belgian duo Anderlecht and Standard Liege among the suitors. While Zamalek chairman Galal Ibrahim admitted that selling Shikabala is an option, he stressed …

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Samir’s Zamalek move in jeopardy

CAIRO: Ahmed Samir’s return to Zamalek could not be completed as the club refuse to pay the full-back a pre-contract fee. Samir signed a contract with Zamalek after being released by Lierse in August, and was supposed to re-join the Whites in January. However, FilGoal.com understands that the 29-year-old could backtrack on the move due …

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Ittihad players to be fined despite win at Hodoud

CAIRO: Ittihad’s players will be fined despite beating Harras Hodoud 2-0 in the Egyptian Premier League on Tuesday. The Alexandrian side decided to punish the senior team for slumping to a 6-3 loss at home to Military Production on October 1st before the league stoppage. Ittihad got back to winning ways upon defeating Hodoud away …

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Emad offers $250,000 to be released

CAIRO: Iraq striker Emad Mohamed offered $250,000 in order to buy out the remainder of his contract with Zamalek. The 28-year-old decided to end his spell with the Cairo club, citing his failure to adapt to lifestyle in the Egyptian capital as the reason. "We made a $250,000 to Zamalek via marketing director Ashraf Sobhi …

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Refaat sacked after inappropriate Emam remark

CAIRO: Zamalek board member Ahmed Refaat has been sacked by the Supreme Council of Sport in the wake of his infamous conflict with midfielder Hazem Emam. The dispute was triggered when Refaat slapped Emam last week, before the latter backed down on his complaint against the Zamalek icon. However, Refaat was caught making an inappropriate …

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Eid snubbed Zamalek for ‘lack of stability’

CAIRO: Harras Hodoud forward Ahmed Eid admitted fancying the idea of joining Zamalek last season but ‘lack of stability’ at the Cairo club made him change his mind. "I thought about moving to Zamalek, especially after Hossam Hassan was appointed as head coach," he told Modern TV. "But the sacking of the club board caused …

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Bruce reveals preference for Elmohamady over Zaki, Mido

CAIRO: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce implied that Ahmed Elmohamady is a better footballer than his Egyptian compatriots Amr Zaki and Mido. Egypt strikers Zaki and Mido worked with Steve Bruce at Wigan Athletic in the 2008-2009 season, an experience that the former Manchester United man doesn’t consider delightful. Zaki had an auspicious start to the …

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Shehata calls for Abou-Trika support

CAIRO: Egypt coach Hassan Shehata called on football pundits and fans to support Mohamed Abou-Trika in order to help him hit peak form. So far this season, the talismanic Ahly schemer, widely referred to as one of Egypt’s all-time best players, has been struggling for consistency on the international stage and at club level as …

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Ismaili president plays down Ahly interest in Salem

ISMAILIA: Ismaili chairman Nassr Aboul-Hassan refuted media reports claiming that Ahly had renewed their interest in Moatassem Salem. The Egypt defender announced by the end of last season that he wanted to move to Cairo, citing his son’s health condition as a reason. Shortly afterwards, Ismaili received offers for him from Cairo duo Ahly and …

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Afrotto commits future to ‘invaluable’ Ahly

CAIRO: Temperamental attacking midfielder Mostafa "Afrotto" Mahmoud ended speculation regarding his future by committing his future to Ahly despite lack of playing time. Reports suggested that the diminutive 21-year-old might leave Ahly and join their arch-rivals Zamalek after growing increasingly frustrated with lack of first-team opportunities. "I can’t leave an invaluable club like Ahly and …

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Fadl out for two months

CAIRO: Ahly striker Mohamed Fadl is set for a two-month layoff after suffering a knee problem in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Esperance in the CAF Champions League. The injury-prone Fadl, who had been doubtful for the game with a calf strain, was introduced as a second-half substitute. Two days after the match, Ahly announced on …

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Ajax grab vital win without Mido

CAIRO: Mido remained an unused sub as Ajax claimed their first Champions League victory of the season over Auxerre. The home side won 2-1 in Amsterdam, thanks to first-half goals from Demy De Zeeuw and Luis Suarez. Slovenia midfielder Valter Birsa scored a consolation freekick for the French side after the break. Ajax played for …

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Warm reception for Ahly in Cairo

CAIRO: Hundreds of Ahly fans warmly received their team at Cairo International Airport after losing to Esperance in the semi-finals of the African Champions League. Some 2000 fans were present, with tens of them carrying manager Hossam Al-Badri on their shoulders while others raised banners reading: ‘We don’t want to win fixed matches.’ Other banners …

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Changes will be made: Al-Badri

CAIRO: Ahly tactician Hossam Al-Badri says he will make some changes to his team’s regular starting line-up and formation, in the wake of the Red Devils 1-0 loss at Esperance in the CAF Champions League semi finals. Sunday’s loss saw Ahly wave goodbye to the continental competition as the Tunisian side reach the final, which …

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Goal is dubious but served Ahly right: Esperance assistant

CAIRO: Esperance’s goal against Ahly in the CAF Champions League semi finals was dubious but it definitely gave the Red Devils a dose of their own medicine, said Tunisian side assistant coach Maher Kanzari. Mickael Eneramo flagrantly extended his arm while diving to poke home from point-blank range few seconds past the kickoff, to help …

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Match was fixed: Ahly coach

CAIRO: Ahly boss Hossam Al-Badari believes that his men lost 1-0 at Esperance in the CAF Champions League semi finals because the match was fixed. Mickael Eneramo flagrantly extended his arm while diving to poke home from point-blank range and give the Tunisian side a narrow victory that saw them reach the Champions League final. …

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Ahly’s Doe quits international football

CAIRO: Ahly’s Liberian striker Francis Doe said on Thursday he was quitting international football. The 25-year-old decided to hang up his international boots to concentrate on his club career, which he believes was heavily affected by his repeated late returns from international duty. Doe said Ahly fined him $26,000 recently for failing to return to …

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Iraqi striker Emad set for Zamalek exit

CAIRO: Iraqi striker Emad Mohamed decided to part with Zamalek because he couldn’t prove his worth at the Cairo side. Emad, the Iran Pro League top scorer last term with a 19-goal tally, joined the Whites in the close season right after his contract with Sepahan Esfahan expired. The 28-year-old, who has hardly featured for …

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Egypt might cancel Jordan friendly

CAIRO: The Egyptian FA is considering canceling the national team’s friendly against Jordan, which is scheduled for Oct. 22. The Pharaohs are reeling after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat at tiny Niger in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Sunday. A stumble against Jordan could undermine the confidence of Egypt players, the Egyptian FA …

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EFA files complaint against CAF technical director Shatta

CAIRO: The Egyptian FA made a complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) against technical director Mohamed Abdul-Meneim ‘Shatta’, who slated Egypt’s technical staff in the wake of Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Niger. After the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, many football pundits denounced the controversial appearance of a goat on the pitch. Before …

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FIFA checking 13 goal-line technology systems

CAIRO: FIFA is examining 13 different goal-line technology systems that shall help referees and linesmen make more accurate decisions. The World governing body announced on Monday that all the project proposals were presented last week. The implementation of this technology might be in March when the law of football can be changed. The goal-line technology …

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Shehata, Del Bosque to display achievements in CAF seminar

CAIRO: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is holding a seminar where Egypt coach Hassan Shehata and his Spain counterpart Vicente del Bosque will talk about their respective successes. Former Zamalek star Shehata has led the Pharaohs to three consecutive Nations Cup triumphs in 2006, 2008 and 2010. On the other hand, Spain won the …

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Ahly might bid for Zamalek-target Hefni

CAIRO: MCDR sensation Ayman Hefni, who has been approached by Zamalek of late, might become on the wish-list of Ahly in the near future, according to Red Devils team coordinator Sayed Abdul-Hafiz. Former Ahly ace Abdul-Hafiz stressed that his side haven’t opened talks with MCDR yet, saying the 24-year-old has to be consistent to earn …

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Hodoud reach agreement with Al-Hadari: Al-Ashri

CAIRO: Harras Hodoud coach Tarek Al-Ashri says he has reached an agreement with Essam Al-Hadari over a deal that will see the Egypt goalie join the military side from Zamalek in the winter transfer window. "I met Al-Hadari and he agreed to move to Hodoud in January," Al-Ashri told FilGoal.com. "We discussed all the details. …

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Shehata releases contradictory statements on his future

CAIRO: Egypt coach Hassan Shehata released contradictory statements on his future, in the wake of the Pharaohs’ embarrassing 1-0 away defeat to Niger on Sunday. The seven-time African champions were out of sorts during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, which fuelled speculation that Shehata will consider stepping down from his role. When asked …

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Ahly’s Ghaly doubtful for Esperance clash

CAIRO: Hossam Ghaly is doubtful for Ahly’s clash against Esperance in the second leg of the African Champions League semi final next week after sustaining an injury whilst on international duty. The 28-year-old midfielder hurt his knee during Egypt’s stunning 1-0 defeat at Niger in the 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Sunday. He …

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Ekrami would settle for Egypt deputy role

  CAIRO: Ahly keeper Sherif Ekrami stated that he wouldn’t mind playing second fiddle to Egypt’s first-choice guardian Essam Al-Hadari, unlike what Hassan Shehata had earlier claimed.   When asked why he left Ekrami out of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger, Egypt boss Shehata said the 27-year-old would agree to get back …

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Esperance vow to clamp down on rioters

CAIRO: Esperance vowed to clamp down on rioters after some of their fans caused unrest in the team’s 2-1 African Champions League clash defeat by Ahly last week. Fourteen Esperance supporters were detained after crowd trouble marred the first leg of the Champions League semi final at Cairo Stadium. They were released by the general …

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Shikabala future in the balance

  CAIRO: Zamalek are yet to decide whether or not to let Shikabala leave in the winter, Whites’ interim chief Galal Ibrahim stated.   Belgian sides Standard Liege and Anderlecht renewed their interest in the Egypt playmaker shortly after Mamdouh Abbas, who was determined to keep hold of him, was sacked as Zamalek president. With …

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