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Zaki has faith in Zamalek strikers

CAIRO: Amr Zaki is convinced that Zamalek have enough firepower to defeat Police Union in Wednesday’s Egyptian Premier League match. The Whites were dealt a blow with the news that Zaki will take no part in the anticipated game through injury. However, the robust marksman has faith in his fellow frontmen, saying they are capable …

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Zaki confirmed out of Police game

CAIRO: Zamalek striker Amr Zaki has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Egyptian Premier League match with Police Union as he needs more time to overcome his knee problem. The Bulldozer was sidelined for up to two weeks after sustaining a knee injury in a friendly match with Shams on October 14. Having undergone medical tests …

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Zamalek-Emam dispute takes new twist

CAIRO: Zamalek and Hazem Emam seem unlikely to reach a compromise anytime soon following the controversial assault on the right back, with the dispute taking a fresh twist. Zamalek board member Ahmed Refaat, one of the club icons, slapped Emam twice across the face after a heated argument that sparked in the wake of sensational …

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Sunderland want to keep their ‘gem’ Elmohamady permanently

CAIRO: Sunderland are seeking to sign their ‘gem’ Ahmed Elmohamady on a permanent basis in the January transfer window, according to manager Steve Bruce. The Egypt international, who joined the Black Cats in the close season from ENPPI on a year-long loan, has produced a host of impressive displays in the Premier League so far …

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Man Utd, Arsenal interested in Elmohamady: report

CAIRO: Sunderland wide man Ahmed Elmohamady has drawn the attention of Premiership titans Manchester United and Arsenal, according to Sky Sports. The Egypt international, who joined the Black Cats in the close season from ENPPI on an extendable season-long loan, has produced a host of impressive displays in the Premier League so far this term. …

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Wotte to stay at Ismaili’s helm despite poor form

CAIRO: Mark Wotte is likely to stay on as Ismaili coach despite the Dervishes’ poor run of form and unsatisfying results on all fronts. The success-starved club had a promising start to their domestic campaign under the Dutch tactician, winning their first three league games. However, the coastal side’s level of performance took a turn …

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Soliman’s hope shattered again

  CAIRO: ENPPI ace Walid Soliman once again had his hope of joining either Ahly or Zamalek shattered as the petro side issued a hands-off warning. The Egyptian international, who moved to ENPPI from Petrojet in the off season, was repeatedly approached by Ahly over the past year. However, Petrojet prevented him from signing with …

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Mansour, Shikabala bury the hatchet

CAIRO: Mortada Mansour is set to withdraw the complaints he filed against Shikabala as reconciliation between both men was finally brought about on Tuesday. "Zamalek’s football director Ibrahim Hassan talked to me, and so did Shikabala who apologized for what he did," Mansour told FilGoal.com. "I will withdraw the complaint that I filed to the …

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Mansour claims Shikabala death threat

CAIRO: Further to his scathing attack on Shikabala, controversial attorney Mortada Mansour accused the Zamalek star of threatening to kill him during the Whites’ 3-1 win over Smouha on Friday. The 24-year-old schemer made a shushing gesture to ex-Zamalek president Masnour, who was spectating the game, and called on the fans to cheer for incumbent …

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AIK reject Ahly’s bid for Bangura

CAIRO: Swedish outfit AIK turned down the offer that Ahly had tabled to acquire the services of Sierra Leone forward Mohamed Bangura, FilGoal.com understands. The 21-year-old has been on the Red Devils’ wish-list since Egypt’s 1-1 draw with Sierra Leone in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier over a fortnight ago. Bangura was arguably …

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Ibrahim Hassan blames Zamalek’s poor form on ‘magic’

CAIRO: Zamalek’s football director Ibrahim Hassan believes the Cairo giants have been stuttering because of evil magical practices. The White Knights have suffered a poor start to the season, having registered only one victory in their first four Egyptian Premier League matches. After his team’s 1-1 draw with Gouna, Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan sarcastically said …

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FIFA keeps Shikabala’s ITC until further notice

CAIRO: FIFA will keep Shikabala’s International Transfer Certificate (ITC) till it decides whether or not to punish the Zamalek schemer, according to the Egyptian FA. The 24-year-old risked a FIFA ban after extending his deal with Zamalek in August, although he had earlier penned a four-year contract with Anderlecht. Belgian giants Anderlecht called on FIFA …

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Hassan brands injury as ‘blessing from God’

CAIRO: Egypt midfielder Ahmed Hassan described his major knee injury as a ‘blessing from God’ because it will give him the chance to rest after years of tireless work. Hassan suffered a cruciate ligament tear Monday during The Pharaohs’ surprise 1-1 home draw with Sierra Leone in an Africa Cup of Nations opening qualifier. The …

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Eid promises better attitude

CAIRO: Harras Hodoud forward Ahmed Eid pledged not to lose his temper on the pitch again, in the wake of his omission from Egypt’s squad for next week’s 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone. Over a week ago, the 30-year-old was handed a four-match ban and LE 5,000 fine for misconduct in …

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Shehata lashes out at Zaki, Shikabala

CAIRO: Egypt coach Hassan Shehata lashed out at Amr Zaki and Shikabala shortly after excluding the Zamalek duo from next week’s 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone. The three-time African Cup winner accused the influential pair of deliberately missing international duty, saying they are far from committed to the Pharaohs. In a …

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Brave Masri hold Ahly to draw

CAIRO: Ahly were held at home to a 1-1 draw by a combative Masri side in a pulsating Egyptian Premier League match on Tuesday. Masri, who were bolstered by a number of newcomers in the summer, put in a praiseworthy performance that could have earned them a precious win. Abdoulaye Cisse fired the visitors ahead …

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Shikabala nets wonder goal in Zamalek win

CAIRO: A wonder goal from Shikabala helped Zamalek register an easy 2-0 victory over a stuttering Petrojet side in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday. Shikabala, who’s persistently chased by Belgian side Anderlecht, scored deep into injury time to put the result beyond doubt. The skillful playmaker rounded off a counter attack when he cunningly …

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Abdul-Wahed lashes out at Al-Hadari

CAIRO: Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed lashed out at his Egypt and Zamalek teammate Essam Al-Hadari, accusing the Pharaohs’ number-one goalie of lying to the media. Al-Hadari, who joined Zamalek in the close season from Ismaili, claimed that he would have started against Harras Hodoud in the Whites’ league opener if it wasn’t for an Al-Sayed tantrum. The …

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Heartland president promises Ismaili ‘five-star treatment’

CAIRO: Heartland chairman Ignatius Okeahialam promised Ismaili the best possible reception in Nigeria ahead of both teams’ Champions League meetings. Ahly filed complaints against Heartland when the Nigerian outfit hosted the Egyptian champions in the continental competition last month. At the time, the Red Devils accused Heartland of deliberately neglecting their duty as the home …

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Chairman to head Ahly contingent in Algeria

CAIRO: In an attempt to ease the tension between Egypt and Algeria, Ahly president Hassan Hamdi decided to head his side’s contingent that will travel to JS Kabylie in mid-August. The bilateral diplomatic relations between both countries have been anything but stable since the infamous clashes that followed last year’s World Cup decider in Sudan. …

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Geddo was benched for technical reasons, says Ahly assistant

CAIRO: Ahly assistant coach Mohamed Youssef says Mohamed “Geddo” Nagi didn’t take part in the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw at Heartland due to technical reasons, saying the forward’s drawn-out transfer saga has nothing to do with his non-participation. Geddo, who was named in the Egyptian champions’ squad for the CAF Champions League game but was …

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Khashaba urges Geddo to avoid distraction

CAIRO: Ahly football director Hadi Khashaba called on new signing Mohamed “Geddo” Nagi not to be distracted by his suspended ban. The latest episode of the infamous transfer saga saw Zamalek take legal actions against the new Ahly recuit, claiming he had signed a contract with them before leaving Ittihad this summer. Consequently, the Egyptian …

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Mido poised for Kayserispor move, say reports

CAIRO: Middlesbrough striker Ahmed “Mido” Hossam is poised to join Turkish club Kayserispor starting next season, according to media reports. Few days ago, the towering player told FilGoal.com that a Turkish side had tabled a “worthwhile offer” to acquire his services but kept his suitor anonymous. Later on, Turkish papers reported that a summer deal …

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Lierse’s negotiations for Shawky reach dead end

CAIRO: Mohamed Shawky’s move to Belgian side Lierse suddenly fell though after both parties failed to reach an agreement over the transfer fee, agent Nader Shawki said on Saturday. A day earlier, Shawki said the former Ahly ace was close to signing for Lierse, saying their talks were ‘at an advanced stage’. But eventually the …

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Ahly fans clash with police during friendly victory

CAIRO: Tens of Ahly fans clashed with police during a friendly match that saw the Red Devils crush Kafr Al-Sheikh 5-0 on Tuesday. The mass brawl, sparked after Ahly’s opener, resulted in several injuries on both sides. Some supporters were eventually arrested. Controversial fan firm Ultras Ahlawy lit roman candles throughout the stands to celebrate …

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Mido approached by Turkish side

CAIRO: Mido has been approached by a Turkish side and the Middlesbrough striker is considering joining the unnamed club starting next season. "I have received a worthwhile offer from a Turkish club and I will make up my mind within the next few days," Mido told FilGoal.com. The former Tottenham Hotspur star kept his suitor …

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Meteb’s flight to Belgium postponed

CAIRO: Emad Meteb will not be able to complete his move to Standard Liege on Monday as planned after his flight to Belgium was abruptly postponed. The Egypt striker was expected to set off from Cairo on Monday morning but the engine of the plane he was going to board broke down. Meteb is yet …

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Ghaly rejoins Ahly on three-year deal

CAIRO: Hossam Ghaly has rejoined Ahly on a three-year contract, following his departure from Saudi Arabia’s Nassr by mutual consent. Egypt player Ghaly, who came through Ahly’s youth system, spent the first three years of his professional career at the Cairo club. The 28-year-old parted company with the Red Devils in 2003 to experience European …

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Ghaly parts ways with Nassr

CAIRO: Egypt midfielder Hossam Ghaly had his contract with Nassr terminated by mutual consent on Monday and is expected to join either Ahly or Zamalek this summer. Ghaly fell out with Saudi outfit Nassr after he inexplicably walked away ahead of a cup game last season. Other reports suggested that coach Walter Zenga was unwilling …

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Ismaili slam Hamza reports

CAIRO: Ismaili refuted reports linking free agent Gamal Hamza with a move to the coastal side after his abrupt departure from Ahly. "The club is not interested in him," Ismaili vice-president Hamad Mousa told FilGoal.com. "Head coach Mark Wotte wants to sign a foreign striker and has no plans to land Hamza." Ismaili have already …

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