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Cranes face Egypt in crucial World Cup qualifiers game
Kenya beat Egypt 3-0 to qualify for Africa Cup of Nations
West Brom sign Egypt defender Hegazi on loan
Where to watch, how to follow Saturday’s Team USA game in U19 World Cup
Calipari’s USA squad wins group with 98-65 rout of Italy
Oklahoma's Trae Young earns USA Basketball U19 invite
EXTRA TIME: Mohamed Salah is the king of African football on social media
2018-01-10 12:03:25 Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is the leading African footballer with the highest followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined. A report released by German-based research company, Result Sports earlier this week revealed that the Liverpool forward tops a list of 60 African football stars on social media with 18,107,322 followers. Salah leads the 17 Egyptian footballers on the list with 7,600,071 fans on Facebook, 6,709,967 followers on Instagram and 3,797,284 followers on Twitter   Read More ...
Egypt's Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year
2018-01-05 20:15:23 Egypt's Mohamed Salah cruises to top African football award Great night for the Pharaohs, which are also named National Team of the Year (CNN)Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has won the CAF African Player of the Year award, beating out his Senegalese club teammate Sadio Mane for the continent's top individual footballing honor. The striker has enjoyed a phenomenal year with both club and country -- he was a key part of a Roma team that finished second in Italy's Serie A before moving to traditional English powerhouse Liverpool in the summer, where he's already scored 23 goals from just 29 games   Read More ...
Egypt's Mohamed Salah wins African Player of the Year
2018-01-05 13:02:17 Mohamed Salah won African Player of the Year Thursday, a reward for success on all fronts in 2017 for the Egypt forward after he inspired his country to a long-awaited World Cup place and had a phenomenal start to his career at Liverpool.The 25-year-old Salah had a memorable year, first as part of the Egypt team that made the African Cup of Nations final in February   Read More ...
Sadio Mane denies rift with Mo Salah as Egyptian pips Liverpool team-mate to African Player of the Year award
2018-01-05 12:34:36 Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has rubbished reports of a rift between himself and team-mate Mo Salah. Both players made the final three for the African Player of the Year award this week with the Egyptian coming out on top. Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the other finalist. Mane was arguably Liverpool's best player in 2016/17 but the arrival of Salah during the summer has seen his form drop off slightly   Read More ...
Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year
2018-01-05 04:06:19 Egypt's Mohamed Salah cruises to top African football award Great night for the Pharaohs, which are also named National Team of the Year (CNN)Egypt and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has won the CAF African Player of the Year award, beating out his Senegalese club teammate Sadio Mane for the continent's top individual footballing honor. The striker has enjoyed a phenomenal year with both club and country -- he was a key part of a Roma team that finished second in Italy's Serie A before moving to traditional English powerhouse Liverpool in the summer, where he's already scored 23 goals from just 29 games   Read More ...
Egypt's Salah named African Footballer of the Year
2018-01-05 00:00:49 ACCRA: Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 on Thursday, finishing ahead of his Liverpool team mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Salah, 25, helped Egypt reach the African Nations Cup final and qualify for this year's World Cup. He also made an African record move to Liverpool and scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Premier League club in 2017   Read More ...
Egyptian amputees go for goal with one-legged soccer league
2018-01-02 14:10:26 CAIRO - A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country."The Miracle Team," consists of twenty-five players from across Egypt who meet twice a week to train on a pitch in Cairo. While the team began training in freestyle soccer - a non-competitive art where players perform tricks with a ball - they soon decided to aim higher   Read More ...
One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own
2018-01-02 13:48:05 CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian soccer players have formed a team for one-legged players, hoping to start league for disabled players in the country. "The Miracle Team," consists of twenty-five players from across Egypt who meet twice a week to train on a pitch in Cairo. While the team began training in freestyle soccer - a non-competitive art where players perform tricks with a ball - they soon decided to aim higher   Read More ...
British girl dies after being flown home following an accident at a swimming pool in Egypt
2017-12-31 00:05:55 A British child has tragically died after an accident at a swimming pool in Egypt. The girl, from County Durham, was taken to hospital after the incident at the Jaz Makadi Aquaviva hotel in Hurghada on 21 December. She died on Boxing Day after being flown home by UK tour operator Tui, previously known as Thomson. The child, from Bishop Auckland, been treated in intensive care in Egypt before the decision was made to fly her back to Britain three days after the incident   Read More ...
British child dies on Boxing Day after swimming pool tragedy while on family holiday in Egypt
2017-12-30 18:34:34 A BRITISH child has tragically died after an accident at a swimming pool in Egypt. The girl, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, died on Boxing Day after being flown home by UK tour operator Tui, previously known as Thomson. She had been treated in intensive care in Egypt before the decision was made to fly her back to Britain three days after the incident, reports The Northern Echo   Read More ...
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes incredible donation to help out veteran Egyptian footballers
2017-12-29 14:07:19 Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has impressed everyone on the pitch this season, and he's doing good things off it too. Salah's status as a national hero back home in Egypt is only partly to do with his football ability - and the fact that he scored the goal that sent his nation to their first World Cup in 28 years back in October   Read More ...
Egyptian amputees form own football team
2017-12-26 04:03:29 Amputees in Egypt’s capital Cairo have formed their own football team. ‘Miracles Football Team’ is the second such team in the Middle East after one earlier formed in Lebanon. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosptv/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv.   Read More ...
West Brom complete permanent deal for Ahmed Hegazi - to dash Liverpool's hopes of landing Egypt defender
2017-12-18 13:09:19 West Brom have completed the signing of Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazi on a permanent deal. The 26-year-old has been on loan from Al Ahly, joining Albion in July, and the option has been taken to prolong his stay at The Hawthorns - dashing any hopes Liverpool had of landing him, after the Reds were linked with a move for the centre-back   Read More ...
Egypt to play Portugal, Bulgaria in pre-WCup friendlies
2017-12-17 13:00:08 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's soccer federation says the country's national team will meet Portugal and Bulgaria in friendly games as part of preparations for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The federation said in a Sunday statement that Egypt will play Portugal on March 23 and Bulgaria four days later. Both matches will be played in Zurich, Switzerland. Egypt, returning to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, opens its World Cup campaign against Uruguay on June 15 before it takes on host Russia on the 19th of the same month   Read More ...
Female wrestlers give stigma a body slam
2017-12-16 17:05:21 (8 Dec 2017) LEADIN: Female wrestling is a growing sport in Egypt. But the young women taking part say there is still a lot of stigma attached to it. STORYLINE: Spectators gather around the floodlit wrestling ring. They are here to marvel at a growing sport in Egypt - female wrestling. The competitors don't hold back as they run at, jump on and kick their opponents. Walaa Adel was one of the first women to try the sport in the country. She started training with Ashraf Mahrous - also known as "Captain Ashraf Kapunga" - the founder of the Arab Egyptian Wrestling Entertainment Federation (EWR), six years ago   Read More ...
SA through to the 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships final after beating Egypt
2017-12-14 15:10:42 Luvuyo Mkatshana of South Africa (l) celebrates goal with teammate Sbusiso Mabiliso of South Africa (r) during the 2017 COSAFA U20 semi-final football match between South Africa and Egypt at Arthur Davies Stadium, Kitwe on 14 December 2017. South Africa sealed their place in the final of 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships in an ill-tempered 1-0 success over North African guest nation Egypt at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe‚ Zambia‚ on Thursday   Read More ...
Egypt star Mohamed Salah named BBC African player of the year
2017-12-12 12:04:57 Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old Egyptian star topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) and almost single-handedly taking Egypt to their first World Cup finals since 1990, scoring five and setting up their other two goals in qualifying   Read More ...
Saudi match could be our toughest, Egyptians feel
2017-12-02 18:11:50 Cairo: Egyptians heaved a sigh of relief after the draw for next year’s Fifa World Cup landed them in a group that includes the hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. “We are lucky that the draw has placed us in a balanced group where we have a good chance to qualify to the knockout round,” Islam Ali, a salesman, said. “May be Egypt’s toughest match will be against Saudis, who are the best team among the rivals in Group A,” he told Gulf News   Read More ...
“Thank God for Salah!" Jurgen Klopp right to purr as Egyptian reinforces place as Liverpool's new go-to man at Stoke
2017-11-30 01:05:41 Never mind Philippe Coutinho – what would Jurgen Klopp do without Mo Salah? Suddenly, in the space of three months the Egyptian striker has become Liverpool's new go-to man - captivating fans and eclipsing the Brazilian play-maker in the popularity stakes And never was that more evident than in the closing stages of this controversial battle with Stoke at the Bet365 Stadium last night   Read More ...
FIFA World Cup 2018: Decades of disappointment ends as Egypt discover Holy Grail
2017-11-29 18:23:33 Egypt have finally found their Holy Grail, overcoming the disappointment of decades of heartbreaking failure to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990. Qualifying had become an obsessive weight on the team, whose repeated failures in the World Cup came in stark contrast to their record-breaking achievements in the African Nations Cup, where they repeatedly won the continental championship   Read More ...
Onyango ‘feels’ good to return to Borg Al Arab
2017-09-05 10:00:05 ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT- The Borg Al Arab stadium in the Egyptian coastal town of Alexandria is one that holds great importance in the career of Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango. This is where Onyango lifted the 2016 Caf Champions League last October, overcoming Egyptian giants Zamalek. His Mamelodi Sundowns lost 1-0 here but had beaten the five-time African champions 3-0 in the first leg in South Africa in the two-legged final   Read More ...
‘Only’ 70,000 to watch Egypt-Uganda
2017-09-05 10:00:01 KAMPALA- Tuesday’s 2018 World Cup qualifying clash between Egypt and Uganda will not be watched by a capacity at the Borg Al Arab stadium as the Egyptian FA opted to cap the number of fans. During their previous home World Cup qualifying game against Ghana, up to 85,000 were allowed into the stadium for the game which Egypt won 2-0. Back then, the Egyptian FA rejected Ghanaian requests for special security procedures after reports that fans were planning to attack Avram Grant, the then-Ghana coach, because he is an Israelite   Read More ...
Isinde’s calm, grit crucial for Cranes defence in Egypt
2017-09-04 01:00:55 KAMPALA. He knew that the game against Egypt at Namboole offered a chance to atone for his ‘sins’ committed during Afcon in Gabon. Buildcon and Uganda Cranes defender Isaac Isinde duly obliged and did himself justice in Uganda’s historic 1-0 win over the Pharaohs last Thursday.With his take no prisoners approach, Isinde, recalled by coach Moses Basena after eight months out in the cold, combined well with defensive partner Murushid Juuko to quash the attacking threat of Mohamed Salah, Hassan Mohmoud and Mohmoud Soliman   Read More ...
Ultimate test as Cranes face Pharaohs in Egypt
2017-09-04 01:00:06 ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. One hallmark of Micho Sredojevic’s reign as Uganda Cranes coach was the upturn in the away form of the national team. Previously, a game against an African powerhouse was almost a foregone conclusion that the Cranes would be run over. Even though the gap is still there, it is slim. Any trip abroad was almost a guaranteed loss. As a matter of qualification fact, Uganda had only won twice on the road before Micho came   Read More ...
Basena calls for calm amid Egypt euphoria
2017-09-01 01:00:26 KAMPALA. The scenes that greeted Cranes 1-0 win over Egypt was that of excitement, relief and probably a sense that the Cranes had earned a significant win in on the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Being the safety first coach that Moses Basena is, the Cranes interim coach rightly asked for all parties concerned to keep their feet on the ground despite the Cranes picking a first win in 16 attempts against the Egyptians   Read More ...
Okwi stars as Cranes down Egypt
2017-08-31 19:00:03 KAMPALA. Emmanuel Okwi scored a fine individual goal as the Cranes gained leadership of Group E with a 1-0 win over Egypt in a 2018 World Cup Qualifier played at Mandela National Stadium on Thursday. The striker beat two defenders before cutting in from the right and firing a low left footed shot past Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El Hadary in the 52nd minute   Read More ...
Egyptian teen poised to scale Mt. Everest of swimming
2017-08-31 18:17:46 Dubai: After months and months of careful planning and intense training, Egypt’s Mohammad Al Husseini has reached his moment of reckoning. On Friday morning, at the crack of dawn, he will hope to do what no other Down syndrome kid has ever succeeded in history — to swim across the English Channel. The long hours of training in the cold waters of Hurgada, Egypt, under the guidance of ‘Stroke for Egypt’ mentor Khaled Shalaby, are behind him   Read More ...
Cranes face Egypt in crucial World Cup qualifiers game
2017-08-31 08:07:23 The Cranes conducted their final training session in the afternoon but Romanian based winger William Luwagga Kizito did not take part. Uganda Cranes coach Moses Basena is seeking divine intervention when the Cranes come up against continental powerhouse Egypt Pharaohs in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. During the official pre-match press conference at Namboole on Wednesday morning, the UPDF tactician vowed to emulate the Biblical Moses who liberated the people of Israel from wilderness   Read More ...
Mayanja tips Cranes on how to stop Egypt
2017-08-31 01:00:32 KAMPALA. Former Uganda Cranes skipper and deputy coach Jackson Mayanja has given advice to national team coach Moses Basena about what it will take to beat the lauded Egyptians this afternoon at Namboole. Having etched out a demigod status in Egyptian league and suffered bruises against the Pharaohs in his national team days, the 47-year-old feels the times have changed for Uganda to continue with the damning submissive stance against the North Africans   Read More ...
World Cup qualifiers: Cranes face Egypt in crucial game
2017-08-31 00:09:30 Uganda Cranes coach Moses Basena is seeking divine intervention when the Cranes come up against continental powerhouse Egypt Pharaohs in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Uganda Cranes coach Moses Basena is seeking divine intervention when the Cranes come up against continental powerhouse Egypt Pharaohs in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. During the official pre-match press conference at Namboole this morning, the UPDF tactician vowed to emulate the Biblical Moses who liberated the people of Israel from wilderness   Read More ...
FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Egyptian team arrives ahead Thursday match
2017-08-30 12:08:22 The Egyptian delegation to Uganda for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier have arrived in the country. They jetted in at 9 pm. They will be staying at Sheraton Kampala where their advance party booked had booked them into. The Pharaohs take on the Cranes in Kampala on Thursday before the return leg in Alexandria on September 5th.The matches will go a long way in determining the fate of the group that Egypt currently leads with six points, followed by Uganda with four points, Ghana with one point, and Congo with nothing to show   Read More ...
Egypt arrive today for World Cup qualifier against Cranes
2017-08-29 12:17:52 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers. Uganda Cranes v Egypt. At Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4 pm)Entry Fees: sh30,000 (Ordinary ), sh70,000 (VIP), sh150,000 (VVIP)Uganda Cranes opponents Egypt are expected to arrive today evening for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Cranes host Egypt in the first leg at Mandela National stadium, Namboole before traveling for the return leg on September,5, at Arab El Borg stadium in Alexanderia City   Read More ...
Fufa prints 42000 tickets for Egypt clash, warns fraudsters
2017-08-29 08:01:12 KAMPALA. The ticket farce that marred the Uganda Cranes’ Afcon deciding match against Comoros at Namboole Stadium last year is still vivid in many a Ugandan football fan two days to the Egypt World Cup qualifying clash. Fufa, heavily faulted for letting over 50000 fans pack inside the 42000 capacity seater stadium, have moved fast to act this time round. “In accordance with the Fifa standards, we have printed 42000 but there maybe an extra of 100 or more because there might be errors in the process of printing,” Fufa deputy CEO Humphrey Mandu told the media yesterday at Mengo   Read More ...
Focus turns to Egypt
2017-08-23 01:00:26 KAMPALA- The Africa Nations Championship (Chan) audition is successfully done with, the last ditch sting from the Rwandan Wasps notwithstanding.As such, Uganda will compete at the domestic-based players’ tournament for the fourth successive time early next year. However, Uganda’s 3-2 aggregate victory, following a 2-0 defeat to the Amavubi at the weekend, will have given interim coach Moses Basena a lot to ponder ahead of two World Cup qualification clashes against Egypt   Read More ...
Wits sign Egyptian marksman
2017-08-22 14:12:03 Cape Town - Bidvest Wits have announced the signing of Egyptian striker Amr Gamal on a season-long loan-deal from Al Ahly. The Egyptian club, record eight-time African champions, have recently confirmed the transfer on their official website. According to the Kingfut website, coach Gavin Hunt's Clever Boys will pay Al Ahly $200 000 for his services. The Egypt international is a youth team product at Al Ahly and has netted 29 goals in around 100 matches for his club since being promoted to the first team in 2013   Read More ...
Silverbacks set for Egypt camp after government fulfils pledge
2017-08-22 01:00:55 Kampala. With just over two weeks to the start of the Fiba Afrobasket tournament, domestic basketball governing body Fuba and the national team committee can breathe a sigh of relief.This after government finally came good on their promise to fund the national basketball team ahead of the continental showpiece due September 8-16 in Senegal and Tunisia. According to the national teams committee head Muhammed Santur, all that is now left is to sort the various logistics with the Shs420m ($120,000) secured to enable the team conduct a two week training camp in Egypt   Read More ...
Egypt's Hegazi on target in West Brom win
2017-08-12 18:03:14 Ahmed Hegazi scored on his Premier League debut as West Brom beat Bournemouth in a tepid encounter at The Hawthorns. Bournemouth had the majority of possession but failed to capitalise, and there was a sense of inevitability as a Baggies free-kick was safely nodded in by the Egyptian defender. The Cherries had only one effort on target and that came in the final moments of the game as Nathan Ake headed a corner tamely into Ben Foster's arms   Read More ...
Malkia triumph over Egyptian rivals
2017-08-01 09:05:00 National women’s volleyball team,Malkia Strikers, have beaten perennial rivals Egypt this evening in their third match in the Zone five Africa nations cup qualifiers at the Kasarani gymnasium. The Strikers won all the three sets 25-18, 25-17 and 25-17 to trounce the rivals. Both the Strikers and Egypt have already booked a ticket in the Africa Volleyball Championships. The team won their second match last evening against Rwanda by three straight sets at the Kasarani   Read More ...
Kenya beat Egypt 3-0 to qualify for Africa Cup of Nations
2017-07-30 23:04:46 Kenya earned an automatic slot to the Africa Cup of Nations Volleyball Championship after beating all three opponents in the Zone Five Qualifiers at the Kasarani Gymnasium. The Malkia Strikers edged Egypt in straight sets, ending the regional tournament without dropping a single set. Kenya also dominated the individual awards.   Read More ...
Egyptian endurance athlete sets new goals after cycling record
2017-07-26 18:43:06 CAIRO (Reuters) - Not content with having been part of the fastest ever team to cycle across Europe, Egyptian endurance athlete Helmy Elsaeed is turning his attention to a challenge closer to home - and then potentially the Winter Olympics. In June, Elsaeed and four Swedish cyclists took 12 hours off the previous record time to complete the 6000km journey from northern Russia to western Portugal, raising money for autism charities along the way   Read More ...