Posts Tagged 'egypt'

Hassan Shehata – The ups & downs of his tremendous reign with the Pharaohs

It is often said that a performer should bow out when the applause is loudest. But that was not the case for the former Egyptian coach, Hassan Shehata. Continue reading ‘Hassan Shehata – The ups & downs of his tremendous reign with the Pharaohs’

PROFILE: Ahmed Bassiouny – An Egyptian fallen hero

Ahmed Bassiouny

Several families and love ones are counting their losses following the revolt that swept through northern African country of Egypt recently that led to the resignation of the antagonist president Hosni Mubarak [the main objective of the uprising]. One of those unsung heroes is Ahmed Bassiouny who died on January 28. Continue reading ‘PROFILE: Ahmed Bassiouny – An Egyptian fallen hero’

AFCON 2010: Well Done Ghana But Egypt Deserve It

Egypt: 2010 AFCON Champions

Ghana lost to Egypt in a 1-0 game to give the Pharaohs their third time win in a row to become the 2010 champions of the African Cup of Nations. Continue reading ‘AFCON 2010: Well Done Ghana But Egypt Deserve It’

African football rivals in cliffhanger

Northern African bitter rivals – Egypt and Algeria – and West African football giants Ghana and Nigeria are expected to showcase the finest African football today in the two semi-finals that have heightened tension.  It is repeat or revenge in both games that would decide who goes to the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Angola. Continue reading ‘African football rivals in cliffhanger’

Angola 2010: My Heart Goes To…

Black Stars of Ghana celebrate World Cup berth

Black Stars of Ghana celebrate World Cup berth

All too soon another African Cup of Nations is here with us again. I love football and it is the passion of most Africans. Next to religion is football in most African countries.

“We love football. We eat football and eat football. We can even commit suicide if our club loses a crucial league game,” I remember Mohammed Mould, a Zamalek fan telling me when I was doing a sports piece in Egypt last year. Continue reading ‘Angola 2010: My Heart Goes To…’

Caught in Africa’s concrete jungle

I had no idea what Africa’s largest city – Cairo – looked like before I first visited in late September 2009. I was part of a Twenty Ten All Star training programme taking place in Cairo on the sidelines of the U-20 FIFA World Cup 2009. Just about 15 minutes for our plane to land I saw a beautiful landscape of desert underneath with lorry and human paths. “Wow,” I exclaimed silently.

on camel

Continue reading ‘Caught in Africa’s concrete jungle’


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