Egypt Sports
One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own
Egypt star Mohamed Salah named BBC African player of the year
FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers: Egyptian team arrives ahead Thursday match
Egypt arrive today for World Cup qualifier against Cranes
Barrett dominates in Canada's shocking win over U.S
Where to watch, how to follow Saturday’s Team USA game in U19 World Cup
Egyptian court fines PSG president for BeIN anti-trust breach
2018-03-13 10:03:39 CAIRO (AFP) - Qatar's BeIN Sports chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is also the president of Paris Saint-Germain, was hit with a second anti-trust fine by an Egyptian court on Monday. The court accuses BeIN of forcing its Egyptian customers to replace their existing satellites to obtain their services. A fine of 400 million Egyptian pounds ($22.7 million, 18 million euros) has been handed down after prosecution by the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) in a Cairo economic court   Read More ...
Egyptian sumo wrestler 'asked to quit after accident'
2018-03-09 14:01:00 TOKYO: An Egyptian sumo wrestler has been asked to retire from the sport after driving without a license and causing an accident, Japanese media reported on Friday (Mar 9). Osunaarashi, Japan's first wrestler from Africa, caused the accident in January, despite sumo wrestlers being banned from driving by the sumo association, media reported. The 26-year-old, whose real name is Abdelrahman Shalan, had initially told the Japan Sumo Association his wife was driving but later admitted to police he was the driver   Read More ...
Kenya Pipeline sweep aside El Shams in Egypt volleyball championship
2018-03-07 07:40:03 National champions Kenya Pipeline defied odds on Tuesday night as they served off the African Women's volleyball Club Championship title hunt with a deserved 3-0 win. This was against last year's finalist and host El Shams, in the pool C match in Cairo, Egypt. The East Africans, who were placed fifth during the 2017 Tunisia event, fielded celebrity setter Janet Wanja, captain Triza Atuka, Yvonne Sanaida, Noel Murambi, Monica Biama, Leonida Kasaya and libero Aggripina Kundu to do duty for the country   Read More ...
Taekwondo: Nigerian wins best referee award at Egypt Open
2018-03-04 18:10:21 President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation and top World Taekwondo Referee, Mrs Margaret Elizabeth Binga, won the “Best Female Referee” Award of the just concluded World Taekwondo G-2 ranked Egypt Open, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The former two-time African Champion was invited to officiate at the high-level event, which would earn her topRead More.   Read More ...
Egypt defender Karim Hafez aims Russia 2018 World Cup spot
2018-02-19 18:03:37 Lens defender Karim Hafez is targeting a place in Egypt’s squad for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in June. The left-back who is on loan with the French Ligue 2 outfit from Lierse, suffered an ankle injury during a training session on January 24 and he is set for a second surgery before commencing his rehabilitation process. With the Pharaohs gearing up for their first World Cup appearance since 1990, Hafez who made an appearance in the qualification series against Ghana in November 2017, has set a date for his return   Read More ...
Salah almost a complete player who makes time stand still, says Liverpool legend Molby
2018-02-16 10:02:33 The former Reds midfielder admits he doubted that the Egyptian could make such an impression at Anfield, but is delighted to have been proved wrong Mohamed Salah is “becoming the complete footballer”, says Jan Molby, with the Liverpool forward able to make time stand still. The Egypt international returned to English football in the summer of 2017 with questions still being asked of him as a Premier League performer following a forgettable stint at Chelsea   Read More ...
Football fans to return to stadiums for Egypt league games
2018-02-13 00:31:03 CAIRO (AFP) - Limited numbers of football fans are to be allowed into stadiums for league matches in Egypt for the first time since deadly riots in 2012, the country's football federation said Monday. Mostafa Tantawi, a spokesman for the federation, told AFP that up to 300 fans would from Monday be allowed to attend championship matches, while no restriction on numbers would apply to cup games   Read More ...
Egyptian striker Amr Gamal to dump Bidvest Wits for Finnish champions HJK Helsinki
2018-02-12 13:50:28 Egypt international Amr Gamal is expected to leave reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions Bidvest Wits before the end of the current season. The striker has fallen out of favour at the Clever Boys since the arrival of Lehlohonolo Majoro from Cape Town City during the recent mid-season transfer window. Gamal has made only two substitute appearances in the PSL this year   Read More ...
Showjumping joy for Jordan and Egypt clubs in Sharjah
2018-02-07 18:17:34 Sharjah: Jordanian and Egyptian clubs gave the crowds at the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST) a treat with a superb range of riding skills in the show jumping events to clinch gold medals in individual and team competitions. The Intro Show jumping competition, with fence heights of 90-100cm, worth a total of Dh50,000 prize money, was fiercely contested by 20 riders, 12 of whom reached the final   Read More ...
WWE signs Egyptian boxer Mohammad Fahim
2018-01-30 12:18:33 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has signed Mohammad Fahim, a 28-year-old boxing champion from Cairo to a developmental contract. The prizefighter reported this week to the WWE Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida, and is expected to begin his in-ring training soon. Over six feet and weighing 99kg, Fahim has boxed competitively since 2007, winning championships at the university level, as well as gold medals in national events   Read More ...
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 ...