Karim Farouk's Articles

Tarek El-Ashry and Ahmed Sami were fired on Wednesday, becoming the third and fourth Egyptian Premier League coaches sacked within just one week.

In the aftermath of Egypt's stunning 2-0 loss against Ethiopia in the African Nations Cup qualifiers on Thursday, shell-shocked pundits were puzzled as to who should shoulder the blame: Coach Ehab Galal or the Egyptian Football Association?

Egypt coach Ehab Galal revealed that Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has been struggling with an injury ahead of Sunday's 1-0 victory over Guinea in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers and is set to undergo scans.

In two-legged knockout ties, the firm attacking strategies that Pitso Mosimane adopted at home saw Ahly destroy their African Champions League opponents. A shift in that approach might be needed though in Monday's final against Wydad.

Two years after being initially approached for the job, Ehab Galal finally took up Egypt's coaching role, having been deemed for some time the most likely to help the Pharaohs flourish.

Egyptian champions Zamalek are hoping to restore their pride when they face Sagrada Esperance of Angola at home on Friday after another disappointing African Champions League campaign.

Zamalek struck twice in quick succession early in the first half to grab a precious victory against Gouna 2-1 on Monday at Cairo Stadium, keeping their title hopes alive.

Second-half substitute Thapelo Morena struck in the 86th minute to give Mamelodi Sundowns their first ever victory against Ahly in Cairo on Saturday as the South African side extended their lead on top of their African Champions League group.

"Attack wins you matches, defence wins you titles," this famous quote from Sir Alex Ferguson has forged the mentality and philosophy of his devout apprentice Carlos Queiroz that shaped Egypt at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Egypt will have only one thing in mind when they take on Guinea Bissau on Saturday: to win, and it better be in style.

Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah has ended up seventh in the Ballon d’Or vote for the best player in the world for 2021 on Monday.

Egyptian giants Ahly will face the winner of the Concacaf Champions League, CF Monterrey of Mexico, in the second round of the FIFA Club World Cup, according to the draw held in Zurich on Monday.

South African winger Percy Tau nets another brace on Thursday as Ahly beat Smouha 4-1 to extend the team’s perfect start of the season to six games.

Ahmed “Zizo” Sayed scored his fifth penalty of the season to hand Zamalek a 1-1 draw against a resilient NBE Club on Monday.

​Ahly scored deep in injury time to claim a 3-2 win against Ghazl El-Mahalla on Monday to end a 13-year jinx in Mahalla Stadium.

​Algeria and Nigeria secured their qualification for the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoff on the last day of the group stage on Tuesday despite being held at home by challengers Cape Verde and Burkina Faso respectively.

​In their first ever Champions League appearance, South Africa's Amazulu FC sprang the biggest upset so far after eliminating five-time winners TP Mazembe on Saturday.

Nigeria conceded a stoppage-time goal against Central African Republic 1-0 on Thursday to sink to their first group stage defeat and throw the race wide open.

Cairo giants Zamalek have had their appeal against their transfer ban rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Thursday.

Egypt's new coach Carlos Queiroz has refused to give any explanation about the exclusion of some players from the team before Libya’s double-header in the World Cup qualifiers on 8 and 11 October.

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