Alaa Abdel-Ghani's Articles

Egypt won and tied two friendlies as the World Cup qualifiers and the African continental title inch closer, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

If you thought the 2026 World Cup was big, wait till you see the one after, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Ahly of Egypt began the defence of their African Champions League title on a winning note, breezing past Saint George of Ethiopia 3-0 in the first leg of the round of 32 of the African Champions League in Cairo on Sunday to put the defence of their title on the right track, Alaa Abdel-Ghani reports

Egypt’s football team and the country’s two top clubs were all defeated in recent African matches, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The pulling in by the Kingdom of so many big football names has captivated the sporting world with a mix of curiosity, bemusement and scepticism. The bottom line, though: Saudi Arabian clubs have as much right to purchase players as any other league, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The African Football League makes its debut, with Egypt’s Ahly playing Simba of Tanzania in the quarter-finals, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Whichever side is telling the truth, one thing stands out: The Spanish football kiss that has caused such a big uproar unfairly eclipsed one of the country’s biggest sporting triumphs.

Egyptian Premier League winners Ahly lost their penultimate game on Sunday, losing out on their bid to go an entire season undefeated, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Judging by its African qualifying group, Egypt should make it to the 2026 World Cup but there’s no guarantee, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egypt’s football team qualified for next year’s Paris Olympics but could not retain its African title, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Not surprisingly, Egypt made it to next year’s Africa Cup of Nations but much more is expected, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egypt’s Ahly are once again champions of the continent after defeating Wydad Casablanca on aggregate in the final, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Ahly of Egypt and Wydad Casablanca clash in a titanic encounter in Morocco on 11 June in the second leg of the final of the African Champions League with Ahly nursing a slim 2-1 lead from the first leg, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egyptian footballer Mustafa Mohamed’s refusal to support an LGBTQ campaign in France where he plays should be respected, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egypt’s Ahly and Wydad Casablanca will meet in the final of the African Champions League, extending their long-running North African rivalry

Egypt’s Ahly go into Friday’s second-leg semi-final clash in Cairo against Esperance of Tunisia in the African Champions League holding a comfortable 3-0 lead but their coach is tempering expectations, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

In a clash of North African football giants, Egypt’s Ahly will meet Esperance of Tunisia in the semi-final of the African Champions League, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egypt’s Ahly go to Morocco taking a 2-0 first leg win against Raja in the quarter-finals of the African Champions League, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Record 10-time champions Ahly of Egypt and Morocco’s Raja Casablanca face off in the quarter-finals of the African Champions League for a second consecutive season after the two North African rivals were paired in last week’s draw

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