Egypt’s Daily sports Digest June 16: Elneny, Elmohamady face tough Premier League openers
Egyptian Arsenal player Mohamed Elneny
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Elneny, Elmohamady face tough Premier League openers – Kingfut.com

The English Premier League fixtures for the 2016/17 season have been announced with exciting matches to be played in the league’s opening gameweek.

Arsenal and Hull City, where Mohamed Elneny and Ahmed Elmohamady play, respectively, were handed tough starts to their Premier League season, which is scheduled to kick off on August 13.

The opening weekend sees Arsenal, who finished the season in second place, host Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp looking to kickoff his season in fine form, and improve his side’s eighth-placed finish last season.

Elneny made 11 league appearances for the Gunners since joining them from Swiss side Basel during the January transfer window.

Elneny will face his compatriot Elmohamady in gameweek 5 when Hull City host Arsenal on September 17.

 

 Enyimba’s Goalkeeper: We hope to start the competition by winning – Kingfut.com

Enyimba’s Goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has expressed that he hopes his team starts their CAF Champions league campaign with a win.

Enyimba is set to kickoff their Champions league Group B campaign by hosting Egypt’s Giant Zamalek on Saturday at the Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium.

Afelokhai has made it clear that his team aims to start their Champions League campaign with a win against the White Knights.

“We hope to start the competition by winning, but we also understand that our opponents are a good team,” he told AfricanFootball.com

The 28-year-old stated that they are ready to face the confident and experienced Zamalek side.

“They have won the competition several times and they will be coming with a lot of confidence and experience and we must be ready for that,” he continued.

 

Official: Ismaily announce signing of Amro Tarek – Kingfut.com

Egyptian Premier League side Ismaily SC have announced the signing of free agent Amro Tarek following his release from Real Betis.

Amro Tarek’s next destination has now been confirmed after Ismaily announced the signing of the Egyptian defender on Wednesday night, who joins the Daraweesh on a four-year deal.

 

The 24-year-old left-back joined Real Betis from El-Gouna on a four-year deal during the summer of 2015 but terminated his contract on mutual consent earlier this week, after failing to make a single competitive appearance for the La Liga side.

Amro was loaned to Columbus Crew last February, becoming the first Egyptian to make an appearance in MLS, but was limited to a single late substitute appearance. His term was ended abruptly after the Ohio-based club released a statement stating it would be “difficult to provide Amro regular First Team minutes.”

 

Karim Hafez to undergo trial at Rennes – Kingfut.com

Egypt international fullback Karim Hafez is set to undergo trial at French club Stade Rennes F.C.

Hafez, 20, is set to undergo a 10-day trial at Ligue 1 club Stade Rennes later this month, KingFut can confirm.

The player is set to travel to Rennes on the 26th of June ahead of his trial at the French club, and will sign for the side if he manages to convince the coaching staff.

Karim Hafez spent last season at Cyprot team Omonoia Nicosia on loan from his parent club S.K. Lierse.

Hafez previously confirmed the presence of European offers for his services and now the player is set to take his first step ahead of leaving to a bigger club.

Stade Rennes managed to finish the 2015/16 in 8th position in the league, six points away from the Europa League qualifying spots.

 

Bounedjah denies rumor of Ahly move – Kingfut.com

Algerian striker, Baghdad Bounedjah has responded to news of his big-money transfer from Al-Sadd to Al Ahly.

Bounedjah has reacted to news of his move, to Al Ahly, from Qatari side Al-Sadd. News broke out on 13th June, 2016 that the Algerian made a switch to Ahly.

According to Qatari sources, Al Ahly completed a $2.8 million acquisition of Bounedjah on a 3 year deal.

The striker has now come out refuting the announcements. He told Al Kass Channel that he is still an Al-Sadd player, “I’m still with Al-Sadd, my transfer to Al Ahly is just rumor.”

Baghdad Bounedjah transfered to Qatar, from Etoile Sahel, in the summer of 2015. He briefly switched back to Etoile, on loan, leading the side to CAF Confederation Cup triumph in 2015.

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