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Egypt submits surprise 2019 African Nations Cup hosting bid

The Egyptian Football Association has submitted a bid to replace Cameroon as next year's African Nations Cup host.

Egypt's pitch, announced on Thursday to meet Friday's deadline, came after Morocco said this week it wouldn't put itself forward as a candidate.

Morocco had been considered the front-runner after being a candidate to host the 2026 World Cup, only to lose out in that race to a joint United States-Mexico-Canada bid.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given countries until...

Mohamed Aboutrika example as pertinent as ever before for Al-Ahly

In the aftermath of Al-Ahly's controversial CAF Champions League final first-leg victory over Esperance on Friday, the Confederation of African Football published a tweet that could have been seen as a cautionary word to the two competitors.

"Revive the fairplay spirit," the tweet began. "Compete with respect, win with honour."

At first read, the post came across as something of a rebuke to the two continental giants following an ill-tempered final in which refereeing decisions and poor sportsmanship...

Egypt FA support Ahly's appeal after Azaro suspension

The Egyptian Football Association will support Al-Ahly's complaints to the Confederation of African Football after the Red Devils were hit with sanctions after their CAF Champions League final first-leg victory over Esperance on Friday.

African football's governing body revealed on Monday that they have suspended forward Walid Azaro for unsporting behaviour following his antics in last week's 3-1 victory, meaning he will miss Friday's second leg in Rades.

Ahly revealed that they have submitted an...

Referee, VAR in spotlight as Al Ahly win Champions League final first leg

Al Ahly have claimed the advantage after the first leg of the 2018 African Champions League final with a controversial 3-1 victory over Tunisian side Esperance at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Friday.

Algerian referee Mehdi Abid Charef awarded three penalties in the game, two to the home side and despite consulting the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), both appeared generous for Ahly.

Walid Soliman netted both spot-kicks and Amr Al Sulaya scored the other goal as eight-time winners Ahly...