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Cúper’s realism to clash with Renard’s experience

Egypt’s national team will face its Moroccan counterpart on 29 January in the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations in Gabon, marking the second Arab derby in the continental competition after the group stage match between Tunisia and Algeria in group B. The Pharaohs and the Atlas Lions have a long history of victories …

Alaa Moustafa

Egypt only to qualify for Afcon 2017 quarterfinals in four cases

Egypt’s national team can finally take a deep breath after their last-minute win against Uganda 1-0 on Saturday in their second group D game at the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon. The Pharaohs occupied the second place in their group with four points, while Ghana secured its qualification for the next stage with …

Alaa Moustafa

Al-Sisi meets international player Mohamed Salah 

On Monday, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received international football player Mohamed Salah, in the presence of Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Khaled Abdel Aziz. Presidency spokesperson Alaa Youssef stated that during the meeting, Al-Sisi stressed the role the country plays to support sports, as it is an important factor to invest and utilise the …

Maya Nawar

Egypt defeats Tunisia thanks to a last minute  goal

Egypt won a friendly football match against Tunisia with a score of 1-0 on Sunday, in preparation for the 31st edition of the African Cup of Nations 2017 to start on 14 January in Gabon. The result remained nil-nil throughout the whole match, until Egypt’s Marwan Mohsen scored a goal in the last minute of …

Maya Nawar

Threat of widespread protests justifies continued closure of Egyptian stadia

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s failed economic policies are prompting protests and widespread expressions of discontent. While the grumbling is unlikely to mushroom any time soon into a popular revolt similar to the one that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011, it goes a long way to explain why Al-Sisi has refrained from lifting the ban …

James Dorsey