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EPL: Cascarino names best player in Premier League this season
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EPL: Cascarino names best player in Premier League this season

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has named Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as the best player in the Premier League at the moment. Egyptian forward Salah has helped the Reds win the Champions League and Premier League in recent years. The Egypt international already has six in the Premier League and 7 in all competitions this campaign, with Liverpool currently one point behind Chelsea in top spot. And Cascarino, a former Blues forward, believes the Egyptian offers something very few players in the world can. “What he does is a one off, his abilities to get chances and keep running into positions, whether that’s out wide, cutting inside. Mo Salah is unbelievable. He’s never on the fringe of a game, he’s always getting chances,” he told talkSPORT. “Without a doubt, he’s not t...
Redknapp: Liverpool’s Salah enjoying the form of his life ahead of Manchester City clash
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Redknapp: Liverpool’s Salah enjoying the form of his life ahead of Manchester City clash

The two-time African Footballer of the Year has been involved in 10 goals for the Reds across all competitions in this campaign already Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has stated Mohamed Salah is in 'phenomenal' form ahead of facing Manchester City on Sunday. Salah has played eight games for Jurgen Klopp's side in the Premier League and Champions League combined in this campaign, and he has a tally of eight goals and two assists to his name so far. The Egypt star has scored in all but one of the matches he has featured in this season, which was against Burnley back in August.  
Salah makes Liverpool history with 100th Premier League goal
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Salah makes Liverpool history with 100th Premier League goal

The striker put his side 2-1 ahead in the second half to overtake Roger Hunt as the quickest Red to make his century Mohamed Salah became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach 100 league goals on Saturday as he temporarily put his side ahead against Brentford in an eventual 3-3 draw. The Egypt international has become a firm favourite at Anfield since arriving at the club from Roma in 2017, and he came through once more to help his side out of a tight situation, with a spot at the top of the Premier League on the line. However, newly promoted Brentford spoiled the landmark finish with an 82-minute goal from Yoane Wissa to level the score.
De Sa: Why coaching Liverpool star Salah will be ‘easy’ with Egypt
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De Sa: Why coaching Liverpool star Salah will be ‘easy’ with Egypt

The tactician will be guiding the attacker after being appointed to serve as an assistant to coach Carlos Queiroz Egypt assistant coach Roger De Sa has stated it will be exciting and easy to coach Liverpool star Mohamed Salah. The 56-year-old former Orlando Pirates coach will be working with Carlos Queiroz who replaced Hossam El Badry. "Yes they do, I mean just starting with Mo Salah, I mean he is the talk of the town straight away. So that alone was exciting," De Sa told iDiski Times.
Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield
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Salah equals Gerrard’s Liverpool record for most European goals at Anfield

The Egypt star made a bit of history with his second-half strike against AC Milan Mohamed Salah equalled Steven Gerrard's Liverpool record for most Champions League/European Cup goals at Anfield with his strike against AC Milan on Wednesday. Salah netted in the 48th minute of the Champions League encounter, levelling the match at 2-2 after finishing an assist from Divock Origi. The goal was Salah's 14th in the Champions League at Anfield, going level with Reds legend Gerrard.
‘Liverpool have to deal with Salah & Mane absence’ – Klopp
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‘Liverpool have to deal with Salah & Mane absence’ – Klopp

The duo is set to miss about four weeks early next year thanks to the Africa Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted they will find a solution to deal with the absence of his star forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in January. The duo is expected to play in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals to be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, 2022. Salah will be representing Egypt while Mane will be turning out for Senegal. It will be a blow for the Merseyside-based charges who are aiming at offering a stiff challenge in the race for the Premier League title.      
Carlos Queiroz: Egypt hire former Real Madrid and South Africa coach
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Carlos Queiroz: Egypt hire former Real Madrid and South Africa coach

  The 68-year-old has been named as the Pharaohs new handler following the sacking of Hossam El Badry Carlos Queiroz has been named as the new coach of the Egypt national team. The former Real Madrid and Portugal manager was announced as the Pharaohs’ new handler on Wednesday afternoon by the Egyptian Football Association via their website. The football ruling body had shown coach Hossam El Badry the exit door following the country’s 1-1 draw with Gabon in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier staged inside Stade de Franceville.      
Egypt appoint former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz
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Egypt appoint former Real Madrid coach Carlos Queiroz

Former Real Madrid coach, Carlos Queiroz has been appointed as the new coach of Egypt as the Egyptian football association aims to win the upcoming African Nations Cup and qualify for the Qatar 2022 world Cup. The Egyptian Football Association had sacked Hossam El Badry following the Pharaohs’ 1-1 draw with Gabon in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match, on Sunday, September 5. The 68-year-old Queiroz has been named as the Pharaohs new handler following the sack of Hossam El Badry "The Egyptian Football Association, headed by Ahmed Megahed, decided in its extended meeting to appoint the technical staff of the first national team as follows: Carlos Queiroz as technical director (and head coach), Diaa El-Sayed (general coach) Mohamed Shawky (assistant coach) and Essam El-Hadary...
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Salah can replace Mbappe at PSG, but I hope he doesn’t’ – Murphy

The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and the ex-Red believes the Egypt international has what it takes to fill his shoes Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Mohamed Salah is the only player who can replace Kylian Mbappe at PSG. The French international has been linked with a move to Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid next summer. It will be a tall order for the Parisians to find a replacement for the talented World Cup winner, but the 44-year-old believes the solution lies with the Merseyside team.
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Egypt sack coach El Badry after Gabon draw
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Egypt sack coach El Badry after Gabon draw

A last-gasp effort from Mostafa Mohamed rescued a point for the Pharoahs who struggled to dominate Sunday's game in Franceville The Egyptian Football Association has sacked national team head coach Hossam El Badry after their 1-1 draw with Gabon in a 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match on Sunday. His dismissal was announced a day after the Pharaohs struggled to grab a point in Franceville, thanks to Mostafa Mohamed’s 90th-minute strike that cancelled out Jim Allevinah’s opener for Gabon. Despite the dropped points, Egypt remain at the top of Group F with four points after two matches, pending the outcome of Angola and Libya's encounter on Tuesday.
W’Cup qualifiers: Egypt beat Angola, Libya snatch late winner against Gabon
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W’Cup qualifiers: Egypt beat Angola, Libya snatch late winner against Gabon

Egypt and Libya recorded home wins on Wednesday night in Group F Matchday 1 of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers. The Pharaohs scored early to beat Angola 1-0 in Cairo, while the Mediterranean Knights needed a stoppage-time goal to beat Gabon 2-1 in Benghazi. At the June 30 Stadium in Cairo, Egypt had a penalty kick awarded after four minutes for a foul on Ahmed Aboul Fetouh inside the visitors’ area. From the penalty kick spot, Mohamed “Afsha” Magdy made no mistake to put the Pharaohs ahead. In spite of being hot favourites to win, the Pharaohs survived numerous scares from Fabio Abreu and his teammates. However, goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy stood tall to thwart all Angolan scoring chances. In the second half, chances were rare for both sides, as H...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Libya shock Aubameyang’s Gabon as Salah-less Egypt beat Angola
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Libya shock Aubameyang’s Gabon as Salah-less Egypt beat Angola

The second round of the qualification for next year's global showpiece started across the continent on Wednesday Libya shocked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon with a 2-1 defeat in their opening match of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. The Panthers gave up their early lead and conceded a goal in each half of Wednesday's encounter which set them up for a poor start. Andre Biyogo Poko got Gabon off to a flying start with his 11th-minute opener at the Martyrs of February Stadium but Libya responded shortly after with their equaliser.
Omar Marmoush: VfB Stuttgart sign Wolfsburg forward on loan
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Omar Marmoush: VfB Stuttgart sign Wolfsburg forward on loan

The 22-year-old Egyptian youngster will represent the Mercedes-Benz Arena giants during the 2021-22 campaign VfB Stuttgart have confirmed the signing of Egypt youth international Omar Marmoush from Wolfsburg on loan on Monday. He represented St Pauli in the second tier during the 2020-21 campaign. There, he scored seven times in 21 league outings. In a bid to get regular playing time, he has been shipped again to the Mercedes-Benz Arena – where he is expected to get regular first-team action under manager Pellegrino Matarazzo.  
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Caf appeals to British government to grant exemption to African players
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Caf appeals to British government to grant exemption to African players

Several African players are at risk of missing next month's international outings due to coronavirus restrictions in England The Confederation of African Football has appealed to the British government to allow African players to travel for next month’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers. After Liverpool blocked Mohamed Salah’s invitation to Egypt’s squad, the Premier League announced that other clubs will not release their players to travel to red-list countries due to fears of the coronavirus. However, Fifa responded to the statement with a personal message from President Gianni Infantino to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Wednesday.
Hugo Broos: Brighton’s Percy Tau will join Al Ahly in ‘the next days’
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Hugo Broos: Brighton’s Percy Tau will join Al Ahly in ‘the next days’

The 69-year-old Bafana Bafana tactician appeared to confirm the Brighton player's move to Al Ahly in a TV interview Hugo Broos has lifted the lid on the next destination for South Africa forward Percy Tau by claiming he will leave Brighton & Hove Albion for Al Ahly. The 27-year-old has been a transfer target for the Egyptian giants and his absence from the Brighton squad in the last two Premier League matches has fuelled reports he was headed to Egypt. The Bafana Bafana tactician has now confirmed the former Mamelodi Sundowns player will soon reunite with Pitso Mosimane at the African champions.  
AFCON 2021: Rohr reveals Super Eagles’ plan to stop Salah
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AFCON 2021: Rohr reveals Super Eagles’ plan to stop Salah

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has given a hint on how the Nigerian team will stop Mohamed Salah at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria has been drawn in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau. Rohr’s men will begin the tournament against Salah and co on January 11. The two-time African Player of the Year winner is one of the key men in Hossam El Badry’s squad and Rohr has expressed his respect for the Liverpool winger. “It is a big challenge to play against Egypt in the first game and a player like Mohamed Salah “It is a big challenge for all our defence and also for all our team. “We will defend collectively against him of course, and we are growing together for a few years now and I believe our defence is able to be efficient against suc...
Liverpool star Salah is a ‘proper competitive boy’, Klopp gushes
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Liverpool star Salah is a ‘proper competitive boy’, Klopp gushes

The Egypt international put up an awe-inspiring showing as the Reds blew aside the Canaries in Saturday’s English top-flight fixture Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lavished praise on forward Mohamed Salah, calling the Egypt international a "proper competitive boy" in the wake of his impressive display against Norwich City. After setting up Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, the African opened his account of the 2021-22 campaign as the Reds picked a 3-0 away win over Daniel Farke’s men at Carrow Road. His 74th-minute finish was a fine left-footed shot from the top of the box that took a slight deflection, leaving Tim Krul helpless. The 29-year-old has now scored in five consecutive Premier League openers, becoming the first player to hit that mark.
Why Percy Tau must resist Al Ahly & Mosimane reunion
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Why Percy Tau must resist Al Ahly & Mosimane reunion

The South Africa forward has been tipped for an exit from Brighton & Hove Albion, but is a switch to Egypt wise? Percy Tau has been heavily linked with the Brighton & Hove Albion exit door over the last week, with the South Africa forward rumoured to be attracting the interest of Egyptian giants and reigning continental champions Al Ahly. On one hand, there’s logic behind the potential switch. Tau appears to have lost his way in European football, having played a limited role for the Seagulls in their battle against the drop after returning from his loan deal midway through last season.
Pitso Mosimane: South African coach highlights the European leagues he would love to join
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Pitso Mosimane: South African coach highlights the European leagues he would love to join

The tactician has, however, insisted he is content with his current job at Al Ahly in Egypt Celebrated Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has discussed how he is open to coaching in Europe once an opportunity comes his way. The tactician is one of the most successful in African football having won three Caf Champions League titles, one with Mamelodi Sundowns and two with his current team Al Ahly. He will once again be lining up against the best in the world during the Fifa Club World Cup later this year. The former Bafana Bafana coach has opined on which league he feels is the best.
Olympics football: Egypt coach Gharib urges players not to worry after Brazil defeat
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Olympics football: Egypt coach Gharib urges players not to worry after Brazil defeat

The Pharaohs were bundled out of the quadrennial international competition on Saturday after 90 minutes of football in Saitama Egypt U23 coach Shawky Gharib has encouraged his players not to worry about their defeat to Brazil in the quarter-finals of the Olympic men’s football event. Matheus Cunha's 37th-minute goal separated both teams at the Saitama Stadium 2002, and it sent the North African country packing from the tournament. The Pharaohs aim to end their long wait for a medal in the football event did not come to fruition at Tokyo 2020 but Gharib, immediately after the match, assembled the team on the pitch and advised them to look into the future positively.
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CAF Confirms Date, venue for 2022 AFCON draw in Cameroon

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, on Thursday announced that the draw for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, will take place on August 17, 2021, in Cameroon. The draw has been scheduled for the Yaounde Conference Centre at 18h00 GMT. CAF disclosed this in a statement via its website today. Recall that the draw was initially postponed in June 2021 due to logistical relations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AFCON 2022 is expected to start on Jan. 9 till Feb. 6 with five host cities confirmed for the biennial competition. “CAF, together with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Cameroon announce that the draw for the final phase of the 33rd edition of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021, will take place on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at...
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Mexico to face South Korea in Olympics quarter-finals after beating South Africa

El Tri beat France to a place in the final eight, while Brazil will take on Egypt in the next round Mexico will play South Korea in the quarter-finals of the Olympics after beating South Africa 3-0 in their final group game. El Tri's victory on Wednesday saw them finish second in the group behind Japan, who claimed top spot after beating France. France's 4-0 defeat by Japan was the second time they had conceded four goals in the tournament, while Argentina and Germany also failed to make it through to the knockout stages.  
Kaizer Chiefs have very limited resources’ – Egypt great Ahmed Hassan questions Amakhosi
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Kaizer Chiefs have very limited resources’ – Egypt great Ahmed Hassan questions Amakhosi

Astonished by how they were outplayed by the Red Devils, the African football great has questioned how the South Africans even reached the final Former Egypt and Al Ahly midfielder has questioned how Kaizer Chief qualified for the final of the 2021 Caf Champions League. Playing at that stage for the first time in their history, Amakhosi were defeated 3-0 by the Egyptian Premier League side at the Stade Mohammed V on Saturday. Stuart Baxter’s team gave as good as they got in the match until they were reduced to ten men after Happy Mashiane was sent off on the stroke of half-time for a reckless tackle on Tawfik Akram.
Hamdi on the double as Wanyama’s CF Montreal floor FC Cincinnati in thriller
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Hamdi on the double as Wanyama’s CF Montreal floor FC Cincinnati in thriller

Egypt international Ahmed Hamdi scored a late goal to lift Victor Wanyama’s CF Montreal to a 5-4 win against FC Cincinnati in a Major League Soccer duel on Saturday night. The Kenyan captain started the game at Saputo Stadium while his Ugandan counterpart Mustafa Kiiza did not get playing time despite being named on the bench. It was the visiting Cincinnati who started the game strongly and they took the lead in the sixth minute when Haris Medunjanin beat Montreal’s custodian James Pantemis will a low effort, and they were 2-0 up in 14th minute courtesy of Brenner Souza da Silva,
Olympic Games: Egypt’s target is to reach second round in Tokyo – Hegazi
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Olympic Games: Egypt’s target is to reach second round in Tokyo – Hegazi

The Pharaohs will start their mission against Spain on 22 July before facing Argentina three days later Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi has explained how their main target is to make sure they reach the second round during the Tokyo Olympic Games, which starts next week. Hegazi, who features for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad, is confident they will make it to the next round if they take it a game at a time, despite being pooled alongside Spain, Argentina, and Australia. "I am so happy that I was picked by the coaching staff. It is a huge honour for me to participate in the Olympics for the second time in my career after 2012 in London." Hegazi, who will captain the side, said as quoted by egypttoday.com.
Liverpool’s Salah had strong desire to feature in Olympic Games’ – Egypt coach Gharib
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Liverpool’s Salah had strong desire to feature in Olympic Games’ – Egypt coach Gharib

The Africans have been drawn against Argentina, Spain, and Australia in Group C, but the coach will be without his country's star player in Tokyo Egypt coach Shawky Gharib has stated star forward Mohamed Salah had a strong desire to feature for the team at the Olympic Games, but his club Liverpool were not willing to release him. The Pharaohs are among the teams that qualified for the competition to be held in Tokyo, Japan. Their captain headlined the over-aged players who the tactician wanted to select, alongside Mostafa Mohamed, but his requests with the players' clubs fell on deaf ears.
Liverpool star Salah left off Egypt’s Olympic roster
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Liverpool star Salah left off Egypt’s Olympic roster

The Reds were able to prevent their star forward from participating in the tournament in Japan Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will not be playing at the Olympics after the Reds prevented the forward from playing for Egypt in Japan. Head coach Shawky Gharib dropped Salah from his 22-man team after Liverpool declined to release the Egyptian senior national team captain for the tournament that will begin later this month. Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny also will not play at the tournament, with teams on the men's side fielding Under-23 squads and able to use three overage players.
‘I would not be selfish enough to deny chance’ – Pearce slams Liverpool for denying Salah Olympic Games chance
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‘I would not be selfish enough to deny chance’ – Pearce slams Liverpool for denying Salah Olympic Games chance

Egypt have tried to persuade the Reds to let the winger join them for the global competition in vain Ex-England defender Stuart Pearce has hit out at Liverpool for denying Mohamed Salah a chance to play at the 2020 Olympic Games. The 29-year-old wanted to be part of the Egypt team in the competition that will be held in Tokyo, Japan. However, the Reds are reluctant to let one of their key players leave considering the fact that they want all their players fit to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
Egypt arrests Tiktok influencer evading 10-year sentence
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Egypt arrests Tiktok influencer evading 10-year sentence

Egyptian police arrested Tiktok influencer Haneen Hossam Tuesday two days after she failed to appear in court for her sentencing to 10 years on "human trafficking" charges, a security official said. Hossam, 19, was caught in a Cairo suburb and will be transferred to the Public Prosecution, the official said. Another social media influencer, Mowada al-Adham, was also sentenced on Sunday with three other people to six years in jail by the Cairo Criminal Court for "corrupting family values, inciting debauchery and encouraging young women to practise sexual relations", her lawyer Saber Sokkar told AFP on Monday. Hossam was given a longer sentence because she had failed to appear in court at previous hearings, Sokkar added. Hossam's arrest came a day after she posted a tearful v...
Sierra Leone becomes last country to qualify for 2022 AFCON
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Sierra Leone becomes last country to qualify for 2022 AFCON

Sierra Leone on Tuesday, became the last nation to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. Kei Kamara scored the only goal of the game, as John Kester’s men beat Benin Republic 1-0. The match had been postponed several times because of COVID-19 issues, but was eventually settled today. A total of 23 teams have already confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Next year’s AFCON will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.
I don’t know Why National Assembly is afraid of referendum – Ozekhome
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I don’t know Why National Assembly is afraid of referendum – Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and constitutional lawyer has asked why the National Assembly is afraid of ‘referendum’ and ‘a people’s constitution’. The senior lawyer in an interview on Channels Television, recalled how he took on frontally the Deputy Senate President, Senator Omo-Agege on this issue penultimate Friday June 11 at the International Conference Centre. Ozekhome said he explained on a blow-by-blow account how to bring about what we call a people’s constitution, after a referendum. He said;   “In trying to restructure this behemoth, this elephantine, this very unwieldy, unitary federation, which passes for a federal system of government, how do we go about it? That has always been the question. And I have never underrated the role of the Nation...
Salah: Liverpool forward wins PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award
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Salah: Liverpool forward wins PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award

The Egypt international has been adjudged as the best-performing player in the English top-flight by football supporters Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been announced as the winner of 2020-21 Premier League PFA Fans' Player of the Year. The 28-year-old was again the stand-out performer for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the campaign, scoring 22 league goals and setting up five others. His effort was, however, not enough to help the Reds win the league title after finishing third behind Manchester United and winners Manchester City.
Elmohamady: Former Aston Villa defender wants Premier League stay amid Al Ahly links
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Elmohamady: Former Aston Villa defender wants Premier League stay amid Al Ahly links

The former Egypt captain has opened up on his future after bidding farewell to Villa Park a fortnight ago Former Aston Villa defender Ahmed Elmohamady has disclosed his intention to continue his career in the Premier League despite reports linking him with a move to Al Ahly. The 33-year-old is currently a free agent after Dean Smith’s side failed to hand him a new deal at the expiry of his four-year contract. Elmohamady has been playing in England since 2010 after he initially departed Egyptian club ENPPI on a season-long loan to Sunderland before it was made permanent in June 2011.
Shaaban: Why Salah should stay at Liverpool
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Shaaban: Why Salah should stay at Liverpool

The former Arsenal goalkeeper has urged the Egypt international to carefully consider his next move Mohamed Salah should continue at Liverpool, according to former Arsenal goalkeeper Rami Shaaban, who suggested that the soughtafter forward might be better off staying put. Since joining the Reds from AS Roma, Salah has achieved a remarkable run of success at Anfield, helping Jurgen Klopp’s men win the Champions League in June 2019. Success in the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup followed while a record-breaking Premier League title win helped them bring a 30-year wait for top-flight glory to an end.
Nigeria has 9,100 dollar-millionaires, worth $207bn – Report
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Nigeria has 9,100 dollar-millionaires, worth $207bn – Report

Nigeria has recorded about 9,100 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) each with minimum net assets of one million dollars and a combined total wealth of approximately $207 billion, as at December 2020. The 2021 Africa Wealth Report released by South Africa-based AfrAsia Bank in collaboration with New World Wealth, also stated that by this record, Nigeria has the third highest number of wealthy individuals in Africa. It, however, ranked Nigeria 11th on wealth per capita, meaning the country’s wealth is less distributed amongst the population as Mauritius is ranked at number one. AfrAsia Bank, a global market research group in Johannesburg, defines total wealth as the private wealth held by individuals living in a city/country. This includes all their assets – property, cash, equities...
3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ Of Ancient Egypt Discovered
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3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ Of Ancient Egypt Discovered

Experts say Aten is the largest such city ever found and one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb Archaeology experts have said discovery of Aten is the largest ancient city uncovered in Egypt. Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia, which experts said was one of the most important finds since the unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city”, saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the Valley of the Kings. “The Egyptian mission under Dr Zahi Hawass found the city that was lost under the sands,” the archeology team said. “The city is 3,000 years old, dates to the rei...
Egypt Relocates 22 Royal Mummies, Kings And Queens To National Museum In Style
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Egypt Relocates 22 Royal Mummies, Kings And Queens To National Museum In Style

Egypt held a spectacular parade to transport 22 mummies of its most famous pharaohs from central Cairo to their new resting place at the National Museum of Egyypt Civilization opened in 2017. The ceremony snaked along the Nile corniche from the Egyptian Museum overlooking Tahrir Square to the newly opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, Cairo, where Egypt's first Islamic capital was located. The mummies, 18 pharaohs and four other royals were transported in climate-controlled cases loaded onto Golden trucks decorated with wings and pharaonic design for the hour-long journey from their previous home in the older, Egyptian Museum. They were originally buried around 3,000 years ago in secret tombs in the Valley of Kings and the nearby Deir el-Bahri site. Both ar...
AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by CAFS’s recently elected president Patrice Motsepe, also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25. A total of 23 teams have confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The one spot left will be contested between Benin Republic and Sierra Leone. The match between the two countries in F...
AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed

The 23 countries that qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, have been confirmed. They are Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, Sudan, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Sierra Leone’s match against the Benin Republic was called off yesterday after the Squirrels refused to play in protest of several of their players allegedly returning positive COVID-19 tests shortly before kickoff. However, the fate of the match and teams is pending a decision from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Cape Verde defeated Mozambique 1-0 following the conclusion of the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixtures on Tuesday. Malawi ...
17 Countries qualify for AFCON 2022
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17 Countries qualify for AFCON 2022

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Saturday, confirmed that 17 countries have qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, with one round of qualifying fixtures left. CAF in a tweet on their official Twitter handle, stated that there were seven slots left to be filled. The teams that have qualified are: Guinea, Burkina Faso, Comoros, Egypt, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria. Nigeria qualified even before kick-off of their match against Benin Republic in Porto Novo, after Lesotho drew 0-0 with Sierra Leone. The Super Eagles, who host Lesotho in their last game, will now finish top of Group L. Countries like The Gambia and Comoros that have never played at the tournament before, have benefitted from the decis...
Onuachu Eager To End Super Eagles Goal Drought
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Onuachu Eager To End Super Eagles Goal Drought

Super Eagles Forward Paul Onuachu said he’s working hard to end his goal drought in the National team. Onuachu has scored just once for Nigeria, during an international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt back in 2019. The Forward has since gone eight games without scoring, a run that led to his initial exclusion from the main Super Eagles squad for the Afcon qualifiers. Speaking on the barren runs in front of goal, Onuachu who has bang in 27 goals for his club KRC Genk of Belgium this season, said he definitely want to score for his country, but it all depends on certain things. “Of course as a striker you always need to score when you’re called upon and when I have the chance to play, definitely in my head I want to score, but if it doesn’t come, I’ll keep working hard for...
Trains Collide In Southern Egypt, 32 Dead, 66 Wounded
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Trains Collide In Southern Egypt, 32 Dead, 66 Wounded

Two trains collided Friday in southern Egypt on Friday, causing three passenger cars to flip over, killing 32 people and leaving 66 injured, health authorities said. Dozens of ambulance vehicles were rushed to the scene of the crash, which took place in the southern province of Sohag, said a statement by Egypt’s heath ministry. Local media displayed videos from the scene showing flipped wagons with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by rubble. Some victims seemed unconscious, while others could be seen bleeding. Bystanders carried bodies, laying them out on the ground near the site of the accident. Egypt’s railway system has a history of badly maintained equipment and poor management. Official figures show that 1,793 train accidents took place in 2017 across the country....
Giant Container Ship, Ever Given Ran Aground, Blocking World’s Busiest Shipping Lane
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Giant Container Ship, Ever Given Ran Aground, Blocking World’s Busiest Shipping Lane

Loaded with nearly 20,000 containers, one of the world's largest container ships has blocked one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, threatening 'catastrophic' delays to global supply chains with workers now in a desperate race against time to free her. The 1,312ft-long, 175ft-wide, 200,000-ton MV Ever Given drifted across the entire width of the Suez Canal in Egypt around 7.40am Tuesday and became wedged with her bow out of the water against the eastern wall and her stern wedged against the western one. The Ever Given is now aground with its bow lodged in the eastern wall of the canal. Workers are attempting to dig the bow free while tugboats try to shove it back into the waterway but efforts have so-far proved unsuccessful. The Ever Given was part of a 20-s...
AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far
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AFCON 2022: All the countries that have qualified so far

  After Thursday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, half of the teams that will play at the tournament have been confirmed. Comoros, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana and Egypt have joined Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia and hosts Cameroon in January’s tournament. Gambia qualified for their first-ever AFCON after a 1-0 win over Angola. Assan Ceesay netted the winning goal after an hour, ensuring The Gambia clinched one of the two tickets from Group D. The other slot was secured by Gabon who beat DR Congo 3-0. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Denis Bouanga, and Aaron Boupendza scored the goals for the Panthers. Egypt’s 1-1 draw with Kenya, was enough to get the point they needed in Group G to qualify, while Ghana drew 1-1 in South Africa to make it throu...
Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize
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Salah wins Liverpool Player of the Month prize

The Egypt international has been rewarded as the best player in Jurgen Klopp’s team for the month of February Mohamed Salah has been named the Liverpool Player of the Month of February 2021. Monday’s recognition was the third consecutive time the Egypt international scooped the Reds’ monthly accolade in the 2020-21 campaign. In the month under review, the former AS Roma and Chelsea star accounted for three goals although Jurgen Klopp’s team won just two out of the six games played.
Former Super Eagles Striker, Barnabas Imenger is Dead
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Former Super Eagles Striker, Barnabas Imenger is Dead

Former Super Eagles striker, Barnabas Imenger is dead. The team manager of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Lobi Stars died on Sunday night, March 21 after battling an undisclosed sickness. Imenger who has reportedly been in and out of hospitals since January 2021 made a name playing for BBL Hawks Makurdi, BCC Lions Gboko, El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri and a number of clubs in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He is the only former international whose son has played for the Super Eagles. Barnabas Nanen Imenger jnr made his debut for the Super Eagles in 2012 in the international friendly match with Angola in Abuja.
Eze and Salah nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month award
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Eze and Salah nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month award

The Nigerian star and the Egypt international have been shortlisted for an individual accolade following their scintillating performances last month Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah strikes have been nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month award for January. Eze delivered an impressive performance for the Eagles in the month under review, scoring a wondergoal for his side against Sheffield United. The Nigerian midfielder dribbled his way past several of the Blades defenders before firing home from the edge of the box.
Emam compares Mostafa Mohamed’s fine start at Galatasaray to Drogba’s
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Emam compares Mostafa Mohamed’s fine start at Galatasaray to Drogba’s

The 23-year-old Egypt international hit the ground running for the Yellow and Reds and has been praised for the impressive performance Egypt legend Hazem Emam has compared Mostafa Mohamed’s fine start at Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray to that of Didier Drogba. Mohamed teamed up with the Yellow and Reds on loan from Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek on Monday. The 23-year-old was afforded his debut against Istanbul Basaksehir as a second-half substitute and opened his account in the encounter.
Egypt Spa Offers Snake Massages, Viral Video Leaves People Terrified
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Egypt Spa Offers Snake Massages, Viral Video Leaves People Terrified

A spa in Cairo is offering a live snake massage for its visitors, and it is not for the faint-hearted. The people visiting the place can choose from several types of massages by non-venomous snakes. The spa owner also claims that snake massages are proven to reduce muscle and joint pain while also improving blood circulation and releasing endorphins. In the massage, live snakes slither on the customer's back and face to give them relief from pain. According to Reuters, the spa is hoping to change the perception around snakes by introducing this massage. The news agency also shared a video of the massage place in which a customer can be seen taking the snake massage. Reuters shared the video with the caption, "This massage at a Cairo spa is not for the faint-hearted (sic)." After...
Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19, Egyptian FA confirms
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Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19, Egyptian FA confirms

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19, the Egyptian FA has confirmed. The Egyptian FA said on Twitter Salah had returned a positive test, although the 28-year-old is not showing any symptoms. The governing body added the rest of the Egypt team were negative for coronavirus, while Salah is now self-isolating and will be "subject to more checks in the coming hours". Egypt host Togo on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before playing the reverse fixture on Tuesday. Liverpool are next in action against Leicester on November 22 - live on Sky Sports - a match Salah would miss under current UK Government guidelines despite being asymptomatic. The Government website states: "If you do not have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19...

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