Stoke City: Wanted man Ramadan Sobhi ‘can eclipse Marko Arnautovic’ says Egypt legend Mido – stokesentinel.com
STOKE City target Ramadan Sobhi has the potential to be better than Marko Arnautovic, says former Egypt and Tottenham star Mido.
The Potters are believed to have tabled an initial £2m offer for highly-rated 19-year-old left winger Sobhi, who last year became Egypts’s youngest ever player after Mido.
His current club Al Ahly are understood to be reluctant to sell this summer, but mounting interest may force their hand.
Arsenal watching Sobhi as Stoke make bid – dailycannon.com
Arsenal are said to be looking at 18-year-old Ramadan Sobhi as Stoke make a bid for the Al Ahly player according to reports that emerged on Sunday and were picked up across the globe on Monday.
Zamalek beatable Amuneke tells Enyimba -Africanfootball.com
Emmanuel Amuneke has said Enyimba are capable of beating his former Egyptian club Zamalek in Sunday’s CAF Champions League Group B match in Port Harcourt.
Nigeria champions Enyimba are drawn along with Zamalek, Entente Setif of Algeria and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the money-spinning stage of the Champions League.
Amuneke featured for Zamalek between 1991 and 1994 and said they are a big and very organised team, but they are also beatable.
Ahly stumble against Masry in five-goal thriller to blow title race wide open – Ahram online
Ahly wasted a chance to edge closer to the Egyptian league title after Monday’s 3-2 loss to bitter rivals Masry on Monday.
Two first-half goals by Moussa Dao and Ahmed Kaboria and a third by Mohamed Mossaad .
Ahly started the second half with all guns blazing, seeking to retaliate.
After 15 minutes, Ahly’s in-form youngster Ramadan Sobhi scored from a penalty after Saleh Gomaa’s shot was deflected by a Masry defender who handled the ball.
The Cairo side’s revival continued in the 87th minute with a second goal by veteran skipper Ghaly who received a clever pass from active teammate Sobhi to strike from inside the box.
Ahly players fought fiercely in the dying minutes searching for the draw but the final whistle came to end their hope for a fifth succesive league win.
Al Ahly to land on Friday – lusakatimes.com
Zesco United’s 2016 CAF Champions League opponents Al Ahly will land at dawn on Friday.
The record eight time African champions will face Zesco in a Group A opener on Saturday in a 15h30 kickoff at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
“Al Ahly will land at 01h00 on Friday morning and fly back to Cairo immediately after the match,” Zesco spokesperson Katebe Chengo said.
Zesco are the first Zambian team to qualify to the CAF Champions League group stage twice.
They were the first Zambian club to qualify to a CAF club cup group phase competition in 2009 when they finished third in Group A under the late Fighton Simukonda.
Defender Ahmed Hegazy boosts Ahly ahead of Zambia trip – Ahram online
Key Ahly defender Ahmed Hegazy will be fit for the coming game against Zesco of Zambia in the first round of the CAF Champions League’s group stage next week, after recovering from a hamstring injury, according to the club’s doctor Khaled Mahmoud.
The Cairo giants will start their CAF Champions League group stage campaign when they face Zesco at Zambia in the first round of the Group A games on 18 June.
Ahly have been drawn in Group A of the CAF Champions League along with Zesco, ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast), Wydad Athletic (Morocco).