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Ramadan Sobhi signs new Stoke City deal

Ramadan Sobhi signs new Stoke City deal

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Stoke City's Egyptian winger, Ramadan Sobhi, has signed a new five-year contract with the English Premier League club. The 20-year-old only joined Stoke last summer from Al Ahly in his homeland but he impressed in his 19 appearances during his maiden season and has been rewarded with an improved long-term deal. "There's no doubting that Ramadan is an exciting young talent," Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website. "The first year in a new league and it's fair to say new culture is always going to be challenging for a player. "However, Ramadan has adapted to the league and country very quickly and showed that he has enormous potential. "We're delighted to have secured him on a contract until at least 2022," Scholes added. Sobhi has 16 caps f...
Uganda coach terminates contract over unpaid wages

Uganda coach terminates contract over unpaid wages

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Head Coach of the Ugandan national team Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has terminated his contract over the issue of unpaid wages. His future as coach of The Cranes had been the source of much speculation all week which led to him meeting Uganda FA (Fufa) officials on Monday. The 47 year old had been in his position as Uganda coach since his appointment in May 2013. During his tenure, he famously guided The Cranes to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals in 39 years when they qualified for Gabon 2017. Uganda's FA issued a statement on Saturday saying they  "will forever keep those memories with them" They thanked the coach for his services and wished him well for the future. The past year has been dogged by issues surrounding Micho's salary arrears and he had recently
Zamalek sack coach Portuguese coach Augusto Inacio

Zamalek sack coach Portuguese coach Augusto Inacio

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Portuguese coach Augusto Inacio has been sacked by Egyptian giants Zamalek after less than four months in charge of the side. Pressure had been mounting on Inacio after the Cairo club missed out on the semi-finals of this season's African Champions League. Their draw with Al Ahly Tripoli signalled their fate in Africa's premier club competition. Zamalek also lost to Lebanon's Al-Ahed in the Arab Championship this week.That defeat placed more pressure on 62-year-old Inacio with Zamalek's president, Mortada Mansour, summoning the Portuguese coach to a meeting. There were subsequent claims that the coach had been detained at the club and was prevented from leaving, claims which Zamalek vehemently denied.Another meeting followed, after which Zamalek announced that a financial agree...
Burkinabe star Aristide Bance moves to Egypt’s Al Masry

Burkinabe star Aristide Bance moves to Egypt’s Al Masry

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Burkina Faso striker Aristide Bance has completed his transfer from Ivory Coast's ASEC Mimosas to Egyptian side Al Masry on a two year deal. The club announced on their website that Bance put pen to paper after nine hours of negotiations in Cairo. 32-year-old Bance has become a cult hero for Burkinabe fans and has played his league football extensively across Europe and Africa. The charismatic forward told reporters he is excited about his new challenge. "I am happy to be here in Egypt and especially with Al Masry," Bance said after signing his contract. "I had many offers but picked up Al Masry because of their head coach Hossam Hassan who is one of African football's legends. "Since I was a young I used to watch him playing and it's an honour to play under his leadershi...
Zamalek riots will not affect Al Ahly fans attending ties

Zamalek riots will not affect Al Ahly fans attending ties

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The Egypt Football Association (EFA) says fans can attend Al Ahly's remaining Champions League ties despite violence at Zamalek's match on Sunday. The incidents happened at Alexandria's Borg el-Arab Stadium as Zamalek crashed out of the tournament after a 2-2 draw with visiting Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya. Fans threw flares onto the pitch causing the game to be halted briefly as they were cleared away. After the final whistle the seats were ripped out and thrown onto the pitch. Zamalek fans ripped up seats after their team were knocked out of the Champions League "We should hold a meeting to decide what action to take against the Zamalek fans after they damaged the Borg el-Arab stadium," the EFA's Karam Kordi said. However the EFA's executive manager Tharwat Sweilem adde...
Sudanese clubs disqualified from African competition after Fifa ban

Sudanese clubs disqualified from African competition after Fifa ban

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Football's world governing body Fifa has banned Sudan because of government interference in the sport. A warning was issued last month after the government installed a new FA President. The suspension means that Sudan's three clubs in continental tournaments have been disqualified by the Confederations of African Football. Al Hilal and Al Merreikh have been barred from the Champions League and Al Hilal Obeid from the Confederation Cup. It means that Friday's two Champions League final Group A matches featuring Hilal and Merreikh will not now go ahead. Al Merreikh had been due to face Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia this evening, with a chance of making it to the knock out stages while the already eliminated Al Hilal were supposed to be hosting Ferroviario Beira of Mozambique....
Ghana drops one step on July FIFA rankings

Ghana drops one step on July FIFA rankings

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The Ghana Black Stars have dropped in latest edition of the FIFA/Coca Cola Ranking for the month of July. Ghana has moved one step up from 49 to the 50th position on the current World FIFA ranking released. The Black stars failed to gather points following defeats to Mexico and the United States of America in their last friendly games. Ghana maintained their ninth position in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Burkina Faso and DR Congo. Below are the first 10 countries in Africa 1 Egypt 2 Senegal 3 Congo DR 4 Tunisia 5 Cameroon 6 Nigeria 7 Burkina Faso 8 Algeria 9 Ghana 10 Ivory Coas
Liverpool completes Mohamed Salah move

Liverpool completes Mohamed Salah move

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Liverpool have completed the 39m euro (£34m) signing of Roma's former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian, 25, has signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp. At current exchange rates, the fee is short of the club record £35m paid for Andy Carroll in 2011 but matches the sum they spent in 2016 to make Sadio Mane the most expensive African player. Salah almost joined Liverpool from Basle in 2014 before moving to Chelsea. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: "He has the perfect mix of experience and potential - this is a really exciting signing for us. "I have followed him since he emerged at Basle and he has matured into a really good player. "His pace is incredible, he gives us more attacking threat and we are already strong in this
Ghana maintains 45th position on new FIFA ranking

Ghana maintains 45th position on new FIFA ranking

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Ghana maintained it position as the 45th place team on the FIFA ranking for the month of May. This means that the Black Stars also remain at the eighth position on the African lather behind Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and other countries. May did not see a lot of changes on the ranking list since they were no international matches. The likes of Egypt and Senegal remained at the No.1 and 2 on the African continent with Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, DR Congo and Tunisia following respectively.
Ghana drops two places on FIFA rankings

Ghana drops two places on FIFA rankings

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The Ghana Black Stars have moved up on the newly release Coca Cola/ FIFA ranking for the month of March. The senior national team move two places from the previous 43rd position to the 45th position. The slip on the table is as a result of Ghana’s failure to play a friendly game on the FIFA free day last month. Meanwhile the Stars are placed on eighth position on the African ranking behind Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, DR Congo and Tunisia respectively. Brazil has returned to the first spot on the ranking after seven years of missing out. This come after the South Americans booked their place to the 2018 Russia World cup becoming the first country to do so.