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Egyptian football star placed on ‘terror’ list

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Cairo (AFP) Egypt has added Mohamed Aboutrika one of the most successful African footballers of his generation to its terror watch list on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The Brotherhood was outlawed in 2013, months after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the movement.

Egyptian football star placed on ‘terror’ list

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Cairo (AFP) Egypt has added Mohamed Aboutrika one of the most successful African footballers of his generation to its terror watch list on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The Brotherhood was outlawed in 2013, months after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the movement.

El Hadary ready to become Cup of Nations’ oldest player

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) If he plays in Egypt's opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Mali in Port-Gentil on Tuesday, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary will smash the record for the oldest player ever at the tournament.

El Hadary turned 44 on Sunday, leaving him poised to beat the previous mark set by his fellow Egyptian Hossam Hassan, who was a mere 39 years, five months and 24 days old when he played at the 2006 Cup of Nations.

El Hadary ready to become Cup of Nations’ oldest player

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) If he plays in Egypt's opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Mali in Port-Gentil on Tuesday, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary will smash the record for the oldest player ever at the tournament.

El Hadary turned 44 on Sunday, leaving him poised to beat the previous mark set by his fellow Egyptian Hossam Hassan, who was a mere 39 years, five months and 24 days old when he played at the 2006 Cup of Nations.

Nigeria, South Africa in 2019 Africa Cup group

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Johannesburg (AFP) The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville Thursday pitted Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups and Tunisia against Egypt in another.

Nigeria and South Africa are in Group E with Libya and the Seychelles while Tunisia and Egypt are in Group J with Niger and Swaziland.

Nigeria, South Africa in 2019 Africa Cup group

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Johannesburg (AFP) The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville Thursday pitted Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups and Tunisia against Egypt in another.

Nigeria and South Africa are in Group E with Libya and the Seychelles while Tunisia and Egypt are in Group J with Niger and Swaziland.

‘Egyptian Messi’ Salah’s star rising for Egypt

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Milan (AFP) He may have failed to impress Jose Mourinho, but Mohamed Salah has the chance at the Africa Cup of Nations to demonstrate just why he has been hailed as the 'Egyptian Messi'.

"Salah looks great," Egypt coach Hector Cuper told the asroma.it website on Wednesday.

"If he continues the way he's going, he can become one of the best players in the world.

Egypt take World Cup revenge over Ghana

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Johannesburg (AFP) Egypt avenged a humiliating World Cup defeat by Ghana three years ago with a 2-0 victory Sunday in a 2018 African Group E qualifier before an 85,000 crowd in Alexandria.

Ghana triumphed 6-1 in the first leg of a 2014 World Cup play-off to set up an aggregate victory that prolonged the agony of Egypt, who have not competed at the finals since 1990.

Football: Fairytale African triumph for Sundowns

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Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won a fairytale first CAF Champions League title on Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.

A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team as they trailed by three goals from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend and lost 3-1 on aggregate.

Football: Fairytale African triumph for Sundowns

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Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won a fairytale first CAF Champions League title on Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.

A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team as they trailed by three goals from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend and lost 3-1 on aggregate.

Fairytale African triumph for Sundowns

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Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won a fairytale first CAF Champions League title on Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.

A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team as they trailed by three goals from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend and lost 3-1 on aggregate.

Fairytale African triumph for Sundowns

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Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won a fairytale first CAF Champions League title on Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.

A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team as they trailed by three goals from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend and lost 3-1 on aggregate.

Mamelodi Sundowns win CAF Champions League

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Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won the CAF Champions League for the first time Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg final loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.

A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team before a 60,000 crowd as they trailed 3-0 from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend.

Mamelodi Sundowns win CAF Champions League

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Alexandria (Egypt) (AFP) Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won the CAF Champions League for the first time Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg final loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.

A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team before a 60,000 crowd as they trailed 3-0 from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend.

Win over Egypt may not save South Africa coach

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Soweto (South Africa) (AFP) South Africa defeated Egypt 1-0 Tuesday in the Nelson Mandela Challenge friendly match in Soweto, but the win may not save coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba from the axe.

There is strong media speculation that Mashaba will be fired this weekend after a disastrous 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign ended last Friday with a 1-1 home draw against minnows Mauritania.

Senegal

2017 Africa Cup of Nations: All you need to know

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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this Saturday. It is the 31st edition of Africa’s showpiece event, one that has taken place every two years since 1968.

The hosts

Gabon is the host nation, having replaced Libya in August 2014 because of the ongoing civil strife in Libya.

AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

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World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Egypt and Senegal almost seal Africa Cup of Nations qualification; Nigeria out

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Egypt and Senegal triumphed Tuesday to virtually seal 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places while Nigeria were eliminated and South Africa look set to join them on the scrapheap.

A second-half goal from Ramadan Sobhy gave Egypt a 1-0 Group G win in Alexandria while Moussa Konate and Papa Souare goals earned Senegal a 2-1 Group K win in Niger.

Egypt and Senegal almost seal Africa Cup of Nations qualification; Nigeria out

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Egypt and Senegal triumphed Tuesday to virtually seal 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places while Nigeria were eliminated and South Africa look set to join them on the scrapheap.

A second-half goal from Ramadan Sobhy gave Egypt a 1-0 Group G win in Alexandria while Moussa Konate and Papa Souare goals earned Senegal a 2-1 Group K win in Niger.

English Premier League

AFCON 2017: From Sadio Mane to Riyad Mahrez, 10 African stars who will be missed by their Premier League clubs

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Midfielder will fly in to London to complete Arsenal transfer, deal agreed

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Midfielder will fly in to London to complete Arsenal transfer, deal agreed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny is edging closer to joining Arsenal in the January transfer window.

The Gunners have already agreed a £5m deal to sign the midfielder.

Arsenal weighing up cut-price move for 23-year-old midfielder

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Arsenal weighing up cut-price move for 23-year-old midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been badly hit with injuries this season (no surprise there) and it may force Arsene Wenger to delve into the transfer market in January.

The midfield needs a special attention, as several key players Jack Wilshere, Thomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin are set to remain on the sidelines for a longer period.

Report: Chelsea to finalise winger’s transfer move within next 48 hours

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Report: Chelsea to finalise winger's transfer move within next 48 hours - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah does not have any future at Chelsea. Jose Mourinho has confirmed it recently that he expects the winger to move elsewhere. Chelsea have an avalanche of attacking players in their ranks, five to be precise, and therefore there's no room forSalahin the Chelsea squad.

DOF in London, Chelsea to complete €25m transfer this week

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DOF in London, Chelsea to complete €25m transfer this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After months of transfer wrangle, negotiations, cajoling with varying degree of threats as well, it seems like Fiorentina have finally given up on their plans of signing Mohamed Salah permanently from Chelsea.

Winger to hold talks today to sort out Chelsea transfer

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Winger to hold talks today to sort out Chelsea transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah is facing an uncertain future at Chelsea. According to reports from The Times, the Egyptian winger will hold talks today (on Wednesday) with Chelsea to discuss his future.

The 23-year-old was sent on loan toFiorentina in the January transfer window as a part of the deal, where Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado moved the other way.

Where will Mohamed Salah be playing next season?

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Where will Mohamed Salah be playing next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah, affectionately known as the Egyptian Messi, was key to unlocking several big money chain transfers during the last January transfer window.

The 23-year-old joined Fiorentina on loan as a part of the deal that saw Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado moving the opposite direction.

Tottenham plot move for dazzling Chelsea winger

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Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has been in superb form for Fiorentina since joining the Serie A clubduring the January transfer window.

Salah only managed 30 minutes of Premier League actions at Chelsea this season for Jose Mourinho's side before being sent out on loan to Fiorentina.

Arsenal

Preview: Arsenal’s Elneny and Iwobi set to battle in AFCON qualifying

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Egypt travel to Nigeria for thethird African Cup of Nations qualification group game on Friday, with both Alex Iwobi and Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal set to take part, and they are set to meet again four days later. The young winger has recently emerged into the Gunners first-team, and despite falling foul of food poisoning [.

Elneny – I was born to be a footballer

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Arsenal's newest addition, Mohamed Elneny, has given his first interview to the official Arsenal website, and he has revealed that his mother and father brought him up from birth to be a top footballer. This is how he described his upbringing. "My father is a football coach back home in Egypt in my town, Almahalah," [.

Mohamed Elneny: Meet Arsenal’s new midfield Sheriff?

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Medical completed – Arsenal first signing to be announced on Sunday

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Done Deal: Midfielder completes medical, Arsenal seal first January signing

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Done Deal: Midfielder completes medical, Arsenal seal first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have secured the signing of FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny for a fee that could rise as high as £7.4m.

The 23-year-old Egyptian midfielder is likely to be the club's only singing in January.

James Montague

Listen to Soccer Morning at 10am ET with guests James Montague and David Cartlidge

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests David Cartlidge and James Montague to discuss the latest soccer news and talking points.

Cartlidge will discuss Real Madrid's 2-0 win against Schalke in the UEFA Champions League among other topics, while Montague discusses the increase in soccer violence in Egypt, and the mess that the country's top sport is in.

Listen to Soccer Morning at 10am ET with guests James Montague and David Cartlidge

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests David Cartlidge and James Montague to discuss the latest soccer news and talking points.

Cartlidge will discuss Real Madrid's 2-0 win against Schalke in the UEFA Champions League among other topics, while Montague discusses the increase in soccer violence in Egypt, and the mess that the country's top sport is in.

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Mohamed Elneny welcomes Alex Iwobi to Egypt

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Welcome to Egypt my friend @alexiwobi pic.twitter.com/xB8VITrcYr Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennyM) March 28, 2016 Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny...

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[Video]: Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah scores brilliant solo goal vs Empoli

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[Video]: Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah scores brilliant solo goal vs Empoli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mohamed Salah has made terrific impact for Fiorentina since his loan move from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

At Chelsea, Salah was largely ignored and the Egyptian winger had struggled for regular game time.

Retour du Foot en Égypte

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Suivant les quarante jours de deuils après les débandades létales du Caire tuant autours de 30spectateurs, les autorités Égyptiennes ont décidées d'autoriser la continuation des matches, mais en stades privés et fermés aux supporteurs. Les émeutes du 8 Février auparavant du match long attendu entre Zamalek et ENPPI dans la Coup Egyptiennes au Stade Défense D'aire, ont étaient les évènements les plus violents aux rapports du foot d'Egypte depuis 2012 où soixante-quatorze ont perdus leurs vies.

Egypt: Football fans involved in violence and political turmoil

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On the 8th of February 2015, a clash erupted between police and football fans outside of the military-owned Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Estimates of how many were killed range from 19 to 40, but most sources estimate 22 deaths, with numerous more injured.

BBC- Cairo Stadium

There are varying accounts as to what happened and the cause of the events.

La violencia de la Copa de África

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La violencia que viene con partidos de fútbol no es un fenómeno nuevo dentro y fuera de la cancha. Sin embargo, la magnitud de violencia en la semifinal de la Copa de África entre Ghana y Guinea Ecuatorial era estremecedor y en mi opinión, inaceptable.

La semifinal tuvo lugar el 5 de febrero en el estadio de Malabo y empezó como un partido estándar.