Egypt’s local news digest Aug. 19: Hedaya Malek brings Egypt Olympic bronze medal in Taekwondo; Soccer-Jol quits Al Ahly after African Champions League exit
Egypt's Hedaya Wahba poses with her bronze medal on the podium after the women’s taekwondo event in the -57kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 18, 2016, at the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

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Soccer-Jol quits Al Ahly after African Champions League exit

(Reuters) – Dutch coach Martin Jol has quit Al Ahly after spending just six months with the Egyptian giants.

He decided to leave after Al Ahly failed to get past the group phase of the African Champions League, the club said in a statement on Thursday.

The former Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur boss had helped the Egyptian team retain their domestic title in June.

The club said Jol, 60, apologized for going out of the Champions League, a competition they have won a record eight times.

Al Ahly’s hopes ended on Friday after a 2-2 home draw with surprise packages Zesco United of Zambia left them unable to secure a top-two finish in Group A, thereby failing to reach next month’s semi-finals.

The draw came five days after they lost to arch-rivals Zamalek in the Egyptian Cup final.


Hedaya Malek brings Egypt Olympic bronze medal in Taekwondo

Egyptian Hedaya Malek Wahba won a bronze medal in Taekwondo Women’s 57 championship in 2016 Rio Olympics against Rahelen Asemani of Belgium Thursday evening.

Wahba is the second Egyptian female won Olympics bronzes as Sara Samir has won a bronze medal in weightlifting women’s 69 kg event at the 2016 Olympics, after lifting a combined weight of 255kg.


Top agricultural official Ok’s cargo of potato seeds with high level of Silver scurf fungus

A top official in the central administration of the agricultural quarantine authority has agreed to import a cargo of potato seeds with high level of Silver scurf fungus could reach 40%, Youm7 reported another official in the authority who spoke o condition of anonymity Friday.

The Authority will import 140,000 tons of Potato seeds early October from different European countries for domestic planting.


Beheira frames plan to avoid possible disasters of winter rainfall, floods

Nile Delta’sBeheira Governor Deputy Nadia Abdel Ilah announced that the governorate has framed a plan to face rain floods that could hit the villages in winter to avoid repeating crisis.

In November 2015, dozens of people were killed and others were injured after rainfall and floods drowned villages in the governorate.


Cairo Airport ensures arrival of radioactive isotopes cargo

Cairo International Airport authorities have taken security measures to ensure the arrival of a cargo of radioactive isotopes coming from France Friday, Youm7 reported. The cargo will go to a company works in the treatment of cancerous tumors.



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