08 février 2009

Al-Ahly king of african football kings

The Cairo club won the African Super Cup. Another record. Still realised against a Tunisian club Again again and again again ! As "expected", after winning the African Champions League last November, Al-Ahly has further tightened its monopoly on African football, by picking up his 4th Super Cup in Africa, Friday evening in Cairo, registering a new record. Yet deprived of their flagship game leader Mohammed Abu Treka, the "Red Devils" beat the Tunisians of Sfax (2 / 1) in a prestigious game between... [Lire la suite]
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16 novembre 2008

African Champions League: Al-Ahly seeks a record and Coton Sport wants its first continental title

Sunday evening in the Camerounian city of Garoua, the Egyptian team Al-Ahly will meet the Cameroonian Coton Sport FC in the second leg of the final of the African Champions League. Only one certainty, It will be a very tight game. Tonight, Cameroonians and Egyptians will have a serious common point. In the streets of Yaounde, or on the sidewalks of Cairo, they are likely to be scotched to their television screens to monitor the game between the 5 times champion of Africa, the Egyptian "Al-Ahly", and "Coton Sport... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2008

Absalon...Accidental hero or perfectionist?

"I dreamed of this moment hundreds, thousands of times and it was currently happening in real life. I was dreaming even during my training. This is perhaps even better to live in dream", said Julien Absalon, after winning the gold medal in Mountainbike in Beijing. ATV's Olympic Champion in Beijing 2008, Julien Absalon became the only french to have retained his crown individual won in Athens 4 years ago. "This victory is different because it is a confirmation. It's almost more difficult than winning the first time.... [Lire la suite]
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21 octobre 2007

Al-Ahly against Etoile du Sahel: Ambition against revenge

On October 27th in Sousse, Tunisia, "Al-Ahly", the Egyptian football champion, will dispute the first leg of the final of the African Champions League, where he owns the last two titles. He will face the Tunisian club "Etoile du Sahel". A meeting between ambition and revenge. Both teams had already met during the 2005 final, where the Egyptians were victorious. Held in check in Tunisia, al-Ahly had swept their opponent at Cairo Stadium by a score of 3 goals to zero. This time, al-Ahly wants to win their 3rd... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2006

Al Ahly, the only serious suitor to his own succession

This article was written with Arnaud Saint-Jean for www.lepetitjournal.com The Egyptian football championship resumes Rights tomorrow. Once again, the main interest will be which club can finally beat Al-Ahly, holder of the title and unbeaten for two years. Review of various forces. In Cairo, it is called the "invincible red fort" and his players are the "Red Devils". With 31 titles of the egyptian championship and a world record of two seasons without defeat, the club al-Ahly seems once again unbeatable. By... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2006

For the 2nd season in a raw...al-Ahly is unbeatable

The Almighty "al-Ahly" has officially won Monday the 2005/2006 edition of the egyptian football championship (D1) after beating his opponent "Ismaili" with the score of four unanswered goals in the 26th and last day of the championship. The "Red Devils" have continued their incredible performance, finishing the 2nd consecutive season of championship without any defeat, thus raising the record to 56 matches without loss. Invincible throughout the championship, al-Ahly has realized 23 victories and... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2006

The 23 Pharoas winners of the CAN 2006

The 23 Pharaohs of the CAN 2006 in the eyes of Chawqi Gharib, Assistant of the coach Hassan Shehata (Only 17 players participated at games at least once). Goalkeepers:Essam el-Hadary: It is a lion who knows how to protect its lair.Abdel Wahed El-Sayed: Its presence and its level has forced el-Hadary to do its best not to lose its place as the holder.Mohammed Abdel Monsef: He leads the competition by remaining mobilized.Defenders:Ibrahim Said: We bet on his competence and commitment and we won our bet. He was very good.Abdel... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2006

Mohammed Barakat: For us it was the victory and nothing else!

After having won the Egyptian league and African Champions League with his club al-Ahly in 2005, Mohammed Barakat just crowned his brilliant career by winning the Africa Cup of Nations CAN 2006 in Egypt. The midfielder, voted the best African player in 2005 by the BBC and named best footballer playing in the black continent the same year by the African Confederation of Football (CAF), is considered by many to be one of the most talented players of Africa. Confidences of a Pharaoh who disrupts opposing defenses.Tell our readers how you... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2006

Where the local players will go?

Friday February 3rd, second game of quarter-finals of the CAN 2006: the host country (Egypt) faces the DR of Congo at the Cairo Stadium. Everything is different between the two selections. Yet if anyone looks more closely, both teams have a none negligible common point : in these times of sports globalization and the massive recruitement of African footballers in European clubs, DR Congo and Egypt are still depending in majority on "local" footballers who play in their national championship. But the phenomenon has different... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2005

Hossam Hassan : I'm proud of my career, but i could do better

At nearly 40 years old and with a track record with no less than 40 titles, Hossam Hassan, has become a legend of Egyptian football. Nobody forgets his goal against Algeria, which has allowed the selection of qualifying to the World Cup in Italy in 1990. Eight years later, Hossam Hassan scored seven goals during the CAN 1998 in Burkina Faso, and Egypt won the title after 12 years of famine. Reasons why thousands of supporters, in addition to the local football experts, wish to see Hossam Hassan become part of the national team that... [Lire la suite]
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