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AFCON mascots mirror cultural heritage of Africa

Mascots have always been used in sports competitions for promotion and marketing purposes and to cheer up the fans who come from all over the world to enjoy the sports. Mascots are also used for charity tours. Stemmed out from their cultures, African nations have been creative in choosing mascots for the sports events. In …

Daily News Egypt

Hosting cities of 2019 AFCON: Port Said

The executive bodies in Port Said are in race against time to finish the preparations before hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in its 32nd edition at the Al-Masry Club Stadium. Egypt will be hosting the championship from 21 June to 19 July in five governorates, including Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Suez, and Port …

Daily News Egypt

Story of Africa Cup of Nations

Sudanese Abdel Halim Mohamed proposed the idea of holding the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) whose first edition kicked off in 1956 with the participation of three teams. AFCON is one of the major continental championships. On 8 June 1956, Egyptians Abdel Aziz Salem, the first president of the African Union, met with the Sudanese …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt gearing up for hosting 2019 AFCON for 5th time

Egypt will be hosting the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from 21 June to 19 July for the fifth time, to be the most country organising this championship. The four other editions were in 1959, 1974, 1986, and 2006. The championship will be seeing the participation of 24 teams for the first time in …

Daily News Egypt

Funding is reason behind Egypt’s few Olympics medals, budget for Tokyo’s preparation exceeds EGP 300m, we only received EGP 23.3m: Al Arian

Despite the great human potential of Egypt, it only succeeded in winning 31 medals throughout its history in the Olympics. Daily News Egypt interviewed Sherif El-Arian, the secretary general of the Egyptian Olympic Committee and the chairperson of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation in order to discuss the reason behind this and the preparations for …

Abdulrahman Al-Shuweikh

Merseyside derby: Premier League leaders Liverpool clash with Everton

Liverpool will seek victory on Sunday when they visit Goodison Park stadium to face rival Everton in the Merseyside derby in the 29th matchweek of the English Premier League. Led by German Jürgen Klopp, Mohamed Salah and his teammates aim to repeat their triumph over their neighbours to secure the precious three points and maintained …

Alaa Ali

Will Mohamed Salah move to Juventus next season?

Conflicting news were circulated about a deal between Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool player, and Juventus in English media recently, as sources said the latter club seriously aims to sign the Egyptian player in the coming season. Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has confirmed that Salah will not leave the Reds at the end of the …

Daily News Egypt

UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup

UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup kicks off in Egypt

The UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup kicked off on Wednesday at the Platinum Club and will last until 3 March. On Tuesday evening, a press conference was held to announce the details of the tournament, in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, and the President of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon …

Daily News Egypt

Two frustrating goalless draws in UCL last 16

The UEFA Champions League witnessed two goalless draws on Tuesday in the first leg of last 16 round matches, just for second time in its history. Liverpool drew Bayern Munich 0-0 as the host club had only two shots on target while the German club could not produce any shots on target during the 90 …

Alaa Moustafa