Last Update 21:1
‘Revolutionists’ Tunisia and Egypt to meet in football friendly
A friendly game will pit Egypt against Tunisia following revolts in both countries
Hatem Maher , Saturday 19 Feb 2011
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1591
Egyptian fans

Egypt and Tunisia are set to meet in a friendly game following the uprisings that forced their presidents to resign, an Egyptian Football Association (EFA) board member said on Saturday.

Former Tunisian president Zineal-Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia while Hosni Mubarak had to surrender Egypt’s presidential seat following incessant demonstrations in the North African countries.

“The Tunisians have agreed in principle to play this game, which will be called the revolutionists game,” EFA board member Ayman Younes told Al-Ahram Portal.

“We might reach a final agreement over that match within the coming few hours. We want it to be included in FIFA’s international calendar and it could be also held annually.”

Football activities in Egypt and Tunisia are still suspended due to security concerns.

The Pharaohs, who face South Africa in a crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier next month, last met Tunisia in a friendly at home in 2005.

Tunisia won 2-0, thanks to a brace from striker Haikel Gmamdia. Mido, who remains out of favor with coach Hassan Shehata, netted Egypt’s sole goal.



Search Keywords:


Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
1



Nasser
21-02-2011 04:51am
0-
0+
Fantastic
i am so proud to be Tunisian and so proud of the people of Egypt Inchallah it will be a super Game between brothers...forever..free... TAHYiA TOUNES TAHYIA MASSR.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising