Egypt’s sports digest Aug. 15: Security forces on alert ahead of Zamalek-Enyimba game in Alexandria; Egyptian equestrian Karim Elzoghby qualifies to final round in 2016 Rio Olympics
2016 Rio Olympics - Equestrian - Preliminary - Jumping Individual Qualification - Olympic Equestrian Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Karim Elzoghby (EGY) of Egypt riding Amelia jumps. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
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Security forces on alert ahead of Zamalek- Enyimba game in Alexandria

Egyptian security forces intensified their presence in the vicinity of Petro Sport Stadium in Alexandria ahead of football match between Egypt’s Zamalek SC and Nigerian counterpart Enyimba Monday, in the fifth round of the CAF Champions League, Youm7 reported.

The game has been postponed from Saturday to Monday for security measures as the match was scheduled to be played a day before the third anniversary of the dispersal of pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins of Rabaa and Nahda on August 14, 2013.

 

Saudi Arabia apologizes to host Egyptian Super Cup match

Saudi Arabia has apologized to host a football game of the Egyptian Super Cup for season 2016/2017 between Al Ahly and Zamalek teams, scheduled to be held on September 14, Youm7 reported Monday.

Saudi Arabia apologized to host the game due to security measures ahead of the 2016 pilgrimage season.

It was reported that the game was to be played in the Saudi King Abdullah Sports City. The super match is usually be played by champions of the Egyptian Premier League and the winners of the Egyptian Cup. Al-Ahly Sporting Club has won the Premier League, while Zamalek has won the cup for the fourth times in a raw.

Soccer-Libya to host World Cup ties in Egypt

(Reuters) – Libya will host their three World Cup qualifiers over the next 15 months in neighboring Egypt, the country’s football association said on Sunday.

Previously Libya, who are banned from holding international matches at home because of the north African country’s tenuous security situation, had hosted the majority of their home matches in Tunisia but they are now sharing the same group with their neighbor as they seek a place at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

But Libyan Football Federation president Anwar Al Tishani told local reporters he hoped to again petition FIFA and the Confederation of African Football for a relaxation of the ban before they play their first home match in Group A against Tunisia in November.

Libya, coached by former Spain manager Javier Clemente, starts the group competition away in the Democratic Republic of Congo in October. Guinea is the other team in their group.

Only the group winners advance to the finals and Libya have never previously come close to a World Cup finals appearance. Libya’s games in Egypt will probably be played behind closed doors. Most major matches in Egypt have restrictions on attendances because of security fears.

Libya have been banned from hosting any international games since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi five years ago left the country awash with weapons and armed militias who often take the law into their own hands while central authorities struggle to impose their authority on the country.

Libya relaunched their league competition in May after a three-year hiatus but suspended it again last week because of a lack of security.

 

Egypt’s handball team to face German counterpart in final round of Rio Olympics

Egyptian national handball team will face its German counterpart Monday at 4:30 (Cairo time), in the final round of the handball championship of 2016 Olympic Games in the Rio De Janeiro, Youm7 reported.

 Egyptian equestrian Karim Elzoghby qualifies to final round in 2016 Rio Olympics

Egyptian equestrian Karim Elzoghby qualified to the final round of the Rio Olympics’ individual jumping competition Sunday, King Fut reported Monday. Elzoghby will compete 60 athletes for getting one of the three medals.

 

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