Alaa Abdel-Ghani's Articles

The Gulf state is appearing in the World Cup for the first time but became the first hosts to lose an opening match, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

As the first Arab country to hold the World Cup, the Gulf state is also dealing with the most controversies that have ever befallen a host country, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The French and Real star forward won the award for the world’s best footballer in a cakewalk, writes Alaa Abdel-Ghani

In his first game in charge, Egypt’s new Portuguese football coach notched an easy friendly win but gauging the true standard of the Pharaohs will take time, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Cairo football giants Ahly have hired yet another coach to try to get their house in order, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Portuguese Ricardo Soares stayed only two months as the club’s football coach, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

A wily coach, some outstanding rookies and a lethal trio of attackers gave the Cairo football club their second consecutive league title, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egypt’s Zamalek football team have won their second league crown in succession but their president could be celebrating behind bars, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Zamalek are in the quarter-finals of a tournament they won less than a month ago, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

In the midst of a miserable stretch that has just about ended their league title hopes, Ahly benched their starters and brought in new blood. It worked, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Zamalek are within touching distance of the league trophy. Alaa Abdel-Ghani reports on whether the Cairo club can go all the way

Egypt’s best two football clubs meet in the final of the domestic cup in yet another titanic clash, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The star Egyptian finally put pen to paper, signing a long overdue contract that will keep him in Liverpool for three more years, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

The football authorities want to hire a host of technocrats from abroad to help improve the sport in Egypt. Alaa Abdel-Ghani explores how much success might the plan meet

Egypt’s top two football clubs drew 2-2 on Sunday night in the famed Cairo derby that ensured both are still very much in the running for the league title, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Ahly’s hiring of an African as their coach was a stroke of genius to some but for others, still not good enough

Egypt’s new football coach could be sacked after just three matches, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

As Egypt start their qualifying campaign for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, the football team as a whole and some of their individual stars would like to bury the last few months of this year.

The Moroccan giants upended defending champions Ahly of Egypt to win the African Champions League, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

Egypt’s Ahly hope to become the first club to win the African Champions League three times in succession, reports Alaa Abdel-Ghani

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