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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.

Africa Cup Of Nations In Doubt As Host Country Withdraws Due To Ebola Concerns

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Next year's Africa Cup of Nations isin doubt after the proposed host country Morocco pulled out of the tournamentdue tofears regarding the Ebola outbreak on the continent.

Last week, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) received a letter from the Moroccan government asking for the tournament to be called off and had agreed to discuss the plans at the next executive meeting on November 2.

Nigeria

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.

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 [.

Africa Cup of Nations all time top scorers: Who is the top goalscorer in AFCON history?

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AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up: Holders Nigeria crash out at first hurdle, Congo through

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Matt Carter wraps up this week's Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying games as holders Nigeria crash out early....

AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up Group A

An ongoing plethora of off-field problems had been a bubbling undercurrent to Nigeria's qualification efforts, but courtesy of a critical win in Congo it had appeared the Super Eagles would avert the ignominy of missing out on the tournament they won just under two years ago despite those issues.

AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up: Holders Nigeria crash out at first hurdle, Congo through

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Matt Carter wraps up this week's Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying games as holders Nigeria crash out early....

AFCON 2015 qualifying round-up Group A

An ongoing plethora of off-field problems had been a bubbling undercurrent to Nigeria's qualification efforts, but courtesy of a critical win in Congo it had appeared the Super Eagles would avert the ignominy of missing out on the tournament they won just under two years ago despite those issues.

The Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

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The Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Equatorial Guinea in January, and the last qualifying matches took place today. One major surprise is that the defending champions from Nigeria failed to qualify: they needed to win at home, but only managed to draw 2-2 against South Africa. As Congo beat Sudan 0-1, they follow the Bafana Bafana to Equatorial Guinea.

U.S TV Schedule For Final Round Of African Nations Cup Qualifying 

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Wednesday marks the final round of qualifying for the African Nations Cup. It will now take place in Equatorial Guinea between 17 January to 8 February next year as Morocco were officially removed as hosts due to their reluctance of hosting the tournament due to fear of the ebola epidemic. Six places are still up for grabs prior to Wednesday's fixtures.

AFCON 2015 Qualifying – 10 Best African Youngsters to Watch

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Who are the best African youngsters to keep an eye out for in Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifying? Matt Carter runs down 10 of Africa's finest young players....

Arsenal

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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Mohamed Elneny: New Sheriff in Town by AK The internet and, in particular, the Arsenal fans, is buzzing with the news of Elneny joining Arsenal amid complicated process. Mohamed Elneny is the midfielder Arsenal fans have been, for a while, waiting for. So much so, that we all get frustrated when we wake up to [.

Medical completed – Arsenal first signing to be announced on Sunday

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Arsenal's Midfield Target Confirms He Is On His Way To The Emirates! by AT With Arsenal currently suffering from an injury crisis in midfield, it was widely reported last week that the North London club had a agreed a £5million deal with FC Basel for midfielder Mohammed Elneny, who has been turning quite a few [.

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

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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.

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

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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 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.

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

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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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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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.

Unexpected & Surprising – Chelsea transfer with Fiorentina is at risk!

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Chelsea fans like us are eagerly waiting for three major announcements a) Juan Cuadrado signing b) Andre Schurrle's departure and c) Mohamed Salah moving to Fiorentina.

Cuadrado was in London on Saturday and watched Chelsea in action against Manchester City.

Development of African Football: How is Europe & Asia Helping?

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Despite remaining only a minority in European football, African footballers have impacted the game in our continent in a way which exceeds merely providing great individual talents.

Footballers such as George Weah and Tony Yeboah and, more recently, Yaya Toure and Samuel Eto'o have lit up the European game with astonishing ability; however, the style of play cultivated in Africa, visible both in our leagues and on the international stage, has added much more to the game.

Agent in London to secure Chelsea transfer, negotiation at advanced stage

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Transfer stories are often tedious, bordering on boredom,because it is damn repetitive. The same thing is regurgitated, here and there, in bits and pieces, and sometimes very little to add on even after weeks.

The Best Performing Middle East Nations in FIFA World Cup Finals

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While Egypt was the first Middle Eastern country to qualify for the World Cup Finals, which they did in 1934, the second ever tournament, Algeria have a stronger case for being regarded as the most successful nation from the region at the world`s premier international football tournament.

Winger’s agent scheduled to meet with Chelsea today to seal transfer

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The New Year is on Thursday and also it is the day when officially the January transfer window opens. Few clubs are expected to be busy and one of them could be Chelsea, but like what they did in summer, the Blues could conduct their business early this time as well.

From Italy: Dazzling winger set for Chelsea transfer in January

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The big news of the day has come from Italy Inter Milan have re-appointedtheir former manager Roberto Mancini. Inter are struggling at 9th in the Serie A, and Mancini has a tough task at hand to take this team into a respectable position at the end of the season.

PHOTO: Mohamed Salah celebrates his goal with Chelsea mates

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Mohamed Salah produced an inspired performance as Chelsea moved top of the Premier League table, after earning 3-0 victory over Stoke City.

On his first Premier League start, Salah didn't disappoint and the Egypt forward gave the Blues the lead just after the half-an-hour mark.

PHOTO: Mohamed Salah with his Chelsea shirt

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will wait to see if new signing Mohamed Salah is available for selection against Manchester City.

The 21-year-old joined the London outfit for a reported fee of 11m during the January transfer window and became the first Egyptian to sign for Chelsea.

Chelsea: The Great Hope Invested In Mohamed Salah

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Just a couple years ago, Mohamed Salah was playing for an Egyptian league team owned by an engineering contracting company. The team, perhaps not coincidentally, was called the Arab Contractors.

It was not a glamorous life.

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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.

World Cup

Soccer TV: Austria – Iceland and Chile – Egypt

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Austria plays Iceland, Chile hosts Egypt, and Bosnia & Herzegovina face fellow World Cup team Ivory Coast on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

PBS to Show Documentary About Bob Bradley and Egypt National Team

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American Pharaoh is a documentary produced by PBS detailing the struggles in Egypt and one soccer team's journey to qualify for the ultimate tournament, the FIFA World Cup. American Pharaoh follows the Egypt National Team's former manager Bob Bradley, who also coached the U.S. Men's National team from 2006-2011.

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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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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.

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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.