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No club can deny airing derby: ERTU chief

CAIRO: No club can deny airing the Cairo derby live, insists Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) chief Osama Al-Sheikh. The vehement response comes in the wake of Ahly’s official threat not to allow Egyptian TV from broadcasting the match due to a financial dispute. But it seems that the threat has hardly fazed ERTU, …

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Barakat fit for ENPPI game

CAIRO: Ahly midfielder Mohamed Barakat shook off his calf injury in time and was named for Thursday’s league match against ENPPI in Cairo. The Red Devils announced on their official site that the 33-year-old got back in training on Tuesday and was proven fit for the game. As expected, trio Mohamed Abou-Treika, Hossam Ashour and …

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Zamalek president urges Abbas to keep pumping money

CAIRO: Zamalek interim president Galal Ibrahim called on former club chairman Mamdouh Abbas to ‘live up to his word’ by financially helping the Cairo side offer defender Mahmoud Fathallah a new deal. Abbas was sacked as the Whites chief in November shortly after attorney Mortada Mansour, also a former Zamalek president, had an appeal against …

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Zaki out of Gaish trip despite doctor all-clear

CAIRO: Zamalek hitman Amr Zaki has been ruled out of Thursday’s league match against Gaish due to injury, although team doctor Mostafa Al-Monayeri earlier said he would be fit for the game. The combative striker has been out of action since October 14th when he injured his knee during a friendly meeting against lower division …

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Ahly trio to shake off injuries before ENPPI game: Khashaba

CAIRO: Ahly trio Mohamed Abou-Trika, Hossam Ashour and Afrotto will be able to feature against ENPPI in the Egyptian Premier League despite their respective injuries, according to football director Hadi Khashaba. All three players sustained different injuries while training on Monday but Khashaba says they will be fit for Thursday’s match. "Abou-Trika, Ashour and Afrotto …

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Excited Meteb on road to recovery

CAIRO: Emad Meteb can’t wait to make his January comeback as he begins a rehab program following his long-term back injury. The Egypt striker, who re-joined Ahly after his controversial Standard Liege U-turn, has been struggling with a troublesome back since April. But he is now looking to regain his fitness before resuming full training …

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Indebted Zamalek refuse to sell Shikabala

CAIRO: Zamalek will keep hold of their prized asset Shikabala this season despite a severe financial crunch at the Cairo side, said football director Ibrahim Hassan. The highly-rated forward was tipped to leave his boyhood club in the near future, amid fears over the deficit Zamalek are suffering from these days. A deal for Shikabala …

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Abbas to learn fate next month

CAIRO: The Egyptian court of law set December 6 as a final date to rule on the appeal lodged by former Zamalek chairman Mamdouh Abbas against his sacking. Abbas’ board was sacked by the Supreme Council of Sport in September following a successful protest by Mortada Mansour against the legitimacy of the 2009 elections. Abbas, …

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