Latest in Sports Highlight

Advertising Area






Latest in Sports


Real Madrid got donations from fans too: Zamalek chief

CAIRO: Zamalek interim president Galal Ibrahim defended the club’s decision to open a bank account for donations, saying Real Madrid once resorted to the same solution to tackle a financial deficit. The Cairo side have suffered a crunch since well-off businessman Mamdouh was sacked as chairman, shortly after Mortada Mansour, also a former Zamalek chief, …

DNE

Australia name squad for Egypt friendly

CAIRO: Australia coach Holger Osieck named a 20-man squad for this month’s international friendly against in Egypt. The Socceroos roster, led by Everton star Tim Cahill, witnessed no real surprises apart from a first call-up for veteran defender Sasa Ognenovski. Ognenovski, who was nominated for the 2010 Asian Player for the Year along with Cahill, …

DNE

Kewell, Cahill in Australian squad to play Egypt

SYDNEY: Australian coach Hoger Osieck has named overseas-based stars Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill and Mark Schwarzer in a strong 20-man squad to play Egypt in a Nov. 17 friendly at Cairo. Osieck has also included Denmark-based goalkeeper Nathan Coe in an Australian squad for the first time since Nov. 2007, and offered the possibility of …

DNE

Barakat, Treika miss Gouna trip

CAIRO: Ahly have traveled to Gouna without influential duo Mohamed Abou-Trika and Mohamed Barakat due to respective injuries. Abou-Trika played no part in the 3-2 victory over ENPPI due to a hamstring strain, while match-winner Barakat has a minor knee problem. Full-back Sayed Moawad is again ruled out with a knee problem as injury-prone Liberian …

DNE

Ahly to release Sayoud for Olympic duty

CAIRO: Ahly have no intention of refusing to let Amir Sayoud play for Algeria’s Olympic team in two friendly games later this month, the club’s football director Hadi Khashaba said on Sunday. Reports suggested that the Egyptian champions might insist on keeping hold of Sayoud when Algeria’s Olympic team face Tunisia in two matches on …

DNE

Zamalek to open donation account

CARIO: Zamalek chairman Galal Ibrahim said that a donation bank account could be opened this week to aid the club’s financial crisis. The interim Zamalek chief admitted last month that the club’s funds were limited to just $35,000, following the sacking of Mamdouh Abbas’ board. While businessman Abbas has been urged to keep providing his …

DNE

Red Bull sponsors squash tournament inside Luxor temple

CAIRO: Red Bull, the energy drink company, in collaboration with the Egyptian Squash Federation is planning a promotional squash tournament, Squash Temple, which will be played inside the Luxor temple using an unprecedented game format. The tournament will feature eight of the top squash players in the world including 2009 world champion and Red Bull …

DNE

Without injured Williams sisters, some buzz gone

DOHA: Tennis fans in this Gulf city are used to seeing Serena and Venus Williams at the WTA Championships. Each sister has won the season-ending title, and coming into this year’s event, their images were everywhere—staring down from billboards, featured on tournament programs. Both were no-shows last week, though, because of injuries. And both will …

DNE

John Cook leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

SAN FRANCISCO: Defending champion John Cook shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday at Harding Park to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Cook, the winner last year at Sonoma Golf Club, had a one-stroke lead over Fred Funk and Tom Pernice Jr. Tom Lehman opened with a 66, …

DNE

Molinari clings to lead, Tiger falters at HSBC

SHANGHAI: Francesco Molinari built an early lead Friday and then hung on for a 2-under 70 to maintain his one-shot lead over world No. 1 Lee Westwood heading into the weekend at the HSBC Champions. Westwood made a late surge, again hitting driver onto the par-4 16th green to set up a birdie and will …

DNE

Chelsea dreaming of Wembley after Spartak rout

LONDON: Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says his team is driven by the prospect of making Champions League history after cruising into the last 16 with a 4-1 rout of Spartak Moscow. Two goals from Branislav Ivanovic, a superb effort from Nicolas Anelka and a Didier Drogba penalty saw the English league leaders safely into the …

DNE

US billionaire invests in English amateur club

LONDON: It’s hardly on the same level as the takeovers of Liverpool or Manchester United. But American tycoon Robert Rich Jr.’s investment in an amateur soccer team in northeast England has fans of Bedlington Terriers dreaming of the big time. “Mr. Rich said he wants to help the underdogs and he wants to help Bedlington …

DNE

Younes quits Egypt for TV post

By Omar AbdelAziz / Filgoal.com CAIRO: Mostafa Younes has resigned as the manager of Egypt’s youth team after his request for a media side-job was rejected by the FA. The Egyptian FA prohibits national team managers from working as TV presenters or analysts, while Younes is contracted to Modern Sport TV. The former Ahly defender was …

DNE

Big-spending Masri to build new stadium

CAIRO: Big-spending Masri to leave 55-year-old Port Said Stadium after deciding to build a new one, chairman Kamel Abou-Ali said on Wednesday. Masri have been playing at the Port Said governorate-owned stadium for decades but decided that time has come for a venue switch. "After consulting Port Said governor, we decided to lay the cornerstone …

DNE

Ahly’s Fathi could face suspension

CAIRO: Ahly’s versatile midfielder Ahmed Fathi could face suspension if he did not pay an overdue dividend to his former agent Mohamed Hamid, FilGoal.com understands. Fathi reportedly owes Hamid £71,000 dating back to his time at English second-division side Sheffield United. The 25-year-old has been playing with Ahly since ending his brief English spell in …

DNE

Al-Hadari denies outburst, wants out

By Filgoal.com CAIRO: Zamalek’s goalkeeping coach Emad Al-Mandoh says Essam Al-Hadari swore at him for no apparent reason, while the Egypt goalie denied the claim and stressed that he will part company with the club soon. Al-Mandoh made a complaint to the boardroom against the 37-year-old, accusing the former Ahly keeper, who’s serving a lengthy ban, …

DNE

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, …

DNE

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 …

DNE

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 …

DNE

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 …

DNE

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 …

DNE

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 …

DNE

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 …

DNE

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, …

DNE

End of Section