Ihab Al-Ghomi, a member of the board of directors of the Egyptian Football Association, will discuss the fate of Zamalek club regarding the participation in the Egyptian Super Cup, in its new edition, which will be held at the Emirates next month.
Zamalek, double champions of the league and cup last season 2021-2022, apologized for not participating in the Super Cup, so Al-Ahly and the Pyramids played, and Al-Ahmar won with an unanswered goal.
But Zamalek recently announced they had approached the Football Association with a request to take part in the Super Cup after qualifying for last season’s Egypt Cup final with a semi-final loss to Pyramids.
Al-Qomi said in television reports: “There has never been any official communication or correspondence with Zamalek, if this happens, there are approved terms and the answer is through terms, not options, and the competition is called. The Egyptian Super Championship and new clubs can be added as organizational terms, but no. .” A new competition can only be established after returning to the General Assembly, so the terms of the new competition are an extension of the old competition.
He added: “The participation of Al-Ahli, Ceramica Cleopatra, Future and Pyramids was announced in a press conference, and the clubs were officially informed, and if the organizing company requested the participation of Zamalek due to marketing matters, the events would not take place. Expected and eventually the regulations will be implemented, and things are done according to the coordination and our goal is to eliminate the competition in the right way.”Unique”.
For his part, the club association’s official spokesman, Darwat Swailem, clarified his statements that have fueled controversy in the past few hours regarding Zamalek’s possible presence in the Super Cup.
Swailem explained in television reports: “What I said about Zamalek’s participation in the Super Championship was misinterpreted. There is no official or friendly conversation about Zamalek’s participation in the next edition of the Super Championship.”
He added: “The sponsoring company, the Football Association, the Abu Dhabi Council and the league are the decision makers on whether Zamalek will participate or not, but the matter has not yet been discussed.
League champions Al-Ahly, runners-up Pyramids, League Cup champions Ceramica Cleopatra and fourth-placed Future in the league qualified for the Egyptian Super Cup, who have qualified for the cup final so far.
The Egyptian Super Cup 2023 will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 24 to 29 December.
The tournament will be played in knockout format with two semi-finals followed by the final.
Inter Milan regained the lead in the Italian football league after a 4-0 thrashing of its hosts Udinese at the San Siro on Saturday at the end of the fifteenth round, a day after being temporarily occupied by Juventus.
Turkey’s Hagan Calhanoglu (37 via penalty kick), Federico Demarco (42), France’s Marcus Durham (44) and Argentina’s Lautaro Martinez (84) scored in the Inter quartet.
Inter returned to the lead, two points ahead of second-placed Juventus, and 9 ahead of neighbors Milan, while Atalanta suffered a painful 2-3 loss and slipped further and further away from the lead battle.
This was Inter’s ninth league match without a loss after a 1–1 draw against Juventus in the thirteenth round and a 3–0 win, following a string of recent victories and major defeats. Last level.
The team has qualified for the knockout rounds and will face Spain’s Real Sociedad at the San Siro on Tuesday in a crucial clash for top spot in Group Four.
With the score tied at 1-0 for the entire 37 minutes of the first half, Inter managed to settle the score within 7 minutes, before captain Martinez awarded the home team a penalty kick which Calhanoglu converted to give his side the lead.
DeMarco doubled the score following Calhanoglu’s cross pass.
The spectacle was completed before the end of the first half with Duram’s third goal following a pass from Armenian Henrik Mkhitaryan (44).
Interim coach Simone Inzaghi made a series of substitutions at the start and second half to rest many of his stars, but despite this, the home side maintained a clean sheet, conceding just seven goals in 15 matches this season in Serie A.
Martinez, Inter’s and the league’s top scorer this season, refused to leave the match empty-handed, adding a fourth with a shot into the left-hand corner (85) to take his tally to 14. In the league.
– blow to Milan’s ambitions –
Milan suffered a heavy 2-3 defeat against its hosts Atalanta, missing more chances to get closer to the lead.
Nigerian player Ademola Luqman (38 and 55) and Colombian substitute Luis Muriel (90 + 5), French player Olivier Giroud (45 + 3) and Serbian Luka Jovic (80) scored a hat-trick for Milan.
Milan’s defeat comes before Paris Saint-Germain’s loss to Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last-six before they travel to England to face Newcastle on Wednesday. , the Rossoneri overcame their deficit twice to qualify for the knockout round, however, third place was stable for the home side who temporarily rose to seventh place with 23 points, while Milan’s tie for third place with 29 points. And are currently nine points adrift of their neighbors Inter, and 7 adrift of second-placed Juventus.
Atalanta, who secured their first win in the league since October 30, opened the scoring in the 38th minute through Lukman as the latter looked to be on course to take the lead late in the first half, but Giroud finished. Level the score before the half-time break with a header from a corner kick (45+3).
The home team regained the lead with a shot from close range by Lukman (55), and the visitors waited until the 80th minute when American Christian Pulisic followed up Jovic’s cross to level the scores.
Liverpool’s Egyptian striker is getting ready Mohammed Salah After being shortlisted to win the African Player of the Year award for the third time, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday.
Salah, who won back-to-back awards in 2017 and 2018, faces Paris Saint-Germain defender Akraf Hakimi, a key factor in Morocco’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, and Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, who scored 26 goals last season. Led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years.
Nigeria’s Asizad Oshola, a record five-time winner, is competing for the women’s award alongside South Africa’s Thembi Katlana and Zambian captain Barbara Banda.
The Egyptian pharaoh seeks glory
Although he has won many individual titles and awards in his busy sporting career, English team Liverpool’s top-scoring Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah has never stopped in his pursuit of more of them.
(Egyptian Pharaoh) will be looking for a new award to add to his record of achievements and victories when the winner of the 2023 African Player of the Year award is unveiled at the best awards ceremony on the African continent. , which is hosted by the Moroccan city of Marrakesh the day after tomorrow, Monday.
After winning the African Player of the Year award in 2017 and 2018, the Faroese national team captain is hoping to win the African Player of the Year award for the third time.
Salah, who has won many prestigious awards in his football career including England Player of the Year twice and English Premier League top scorer three times, wants to regain the Africa Player of the Year award after being satisfied. In the last two editions Senegalese Sadio Mane finished second behind his former team-mate at Liverpool and player… current Saudi triumph.
Salah is aiming to equal the achievements of two African football legends, Liberian George Wway and Ghanaian Abedi Pele, who have won the African Player of the Year award three times, hoping to approach the record for most players to have won the award. Hosted by retired Cameroonian stars Samuel Eto’o and Ivorian Yaya Toure, 4. Nicknames for each.
Salah’s brilliance contributed to his inclusion in the list of candidates for the 2023 Ballon d’Or awarded by the famous French magazine France Football, where he was ranked 11th overall for the award. Maybe that’s the reason for his late status. For his team’s shocking results last season.
The award for the best player in Africa was known in the past as the (African Golden Ball) award, before it was organized for the first time by CAF in 1992, awarded by France Football.
Salah (31 years old) is the only Egyptian player to win the award since it was organized by CAF, but he is considered the second star from the Kenana country to receive it, after Egyptian footballer Mahmoud Al-Khatib. Legend and current president of Egyptian club Al-Ahly, which he previously won. There in 1983.
Osimhen is one step away from coronation
Nigerian player Victor Osimhen is one step away from winning the Ballon d’Or for Africa’s best player. Osimhen is competing for the award alongside Liverpool’s English winger Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Paris Saint-Germain’s French right-back Aghraf Hakimi.
Osimhen proved beyond doubt that he deserves to be on the shortlist for the African Player of the Year award after an exceptional season during which he led his side Napoli to their first ever Italian league title. 33 years.
Osimhen, who celebrates his twenty-fifth birthday on December 29, scored 26 goals in 32 matches in the Italian league last season, returning the local title to Napoli’s Cajana after a long hiatus.
The brilliant Nigerian star achieved two historic feats with Napoli as he became the African player to score the most goals in a single season in the Italian league, as well as the African scorer in the history of the competition, in Italian history. League with a total of 56 goals in 4 seasons, he spent within the walls of Naples.
Osimhene’s success extends to the Nigerian national team in 2023 after he topped the African Cup of Nations qualifiers with 10 goals, leading the Eagles to next month’s continental championship hosted by Ivory Coast. Top group in the qualifiers with 15 points from five wins to one loss.
Osimhen finished eighth in France Football magazine’s Ballon d’Or list for the world’s best player this year, becoming the first Nigerian player to enter the list of top ten players worldwide.
Osimhene, who is hoping to become the first Nigerian player to win the African Player of the Year award in 24 years, was crowned by the Italian Players Association as the best player in the Italian league, especially since legend Nwankwo Kanu achieved the same feat in 1999. A few days ago.
He is considered Moroccan Ashraf HakimiParis Saint-Germain’s Frenchman is among the most prominent winners of the African Player of the Year award for the first time in his career after his remarkable brilliance last season.
Hakimi deserves to be on the shortlist announced by CAF to win the award in light of his performances with his country’s national team and his French club last season.
Hakimi led the Moroccan national team to fourth place at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year, the first time an Arab or African team reached the semi-finals.
Despite playing as a right-back, he scored the final penalty kick against Spain in the Round of 16 to send Morocco to the quarter-finals and put his stamp on the World Cup.
Hakimi helped his country’s national team reach the finals of the African Nations Championship in Cote d’Ivoire early next year after Morocco finished first in Group Eleven in the qualifiers.
Not only has Hakimi shone at the international level, he and his teammates at Paris Saint-Germain won the French league title for the second time in a row and the eleventh time in its history last season.
In general, Hakimi played 39 matches at the club’s Championship level last season, in which he scored five goals and provided six assists.
As confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the winner of the award will be decided after a 4-party vote. A special committee consisting of the first CAF technical team, the second media professionals, the third coaches and captains of the member teams of the Confederation of African Football, and the fourth coaches and captains. Clubs participating in the group stage of CAF club competitions.
A.H./A.J.M. (AP, DPA)
Mohamed Salah is a fat “cat”…by a Russian artist!
For over a decade, Swiss football magazine Chuti Heflte has been publishing cartoons of footballers. Three issues of the magazine are published every year. The photo gallery features some footballers in the eyes of international artists.
The imagination of Russian painter Uga Lesenkoka, who usually likes to draw cats, inspired Mohamed Salah to draw a fat cat. Mohamed Salah is slim though.
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He scratched his head thinking
German artist Ronnie Heimann painted German football team players. His artistic touches show players in familiar situations, such as player Thomas Müller, who often scratches his head, especially in press interviews.
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Ronaldo is beautiful
After the world mocked Cristiano Ronaldo’s bronze statue in his hometown of Madeira, Portugal, Italian artist Jose Sala decided to paint it as is and show its “beauty”. Did the Italian photo show the true image of the Portuguese?
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England national team star Harry Kane was portrayed by Swiss artist and animator Niall Stubbings as a doe-eyed Englishman. Usually artists are interested in things that others are not interested in.
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Can you identify the owner of the original photo of Lionel Messi at first glance at the caricature? The picture was drawn by British artist Andy Tucker, who transformed Messi into a completely different caricature character.
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Belgian artist Constantin Sonenberg noted that his compatriot, Belgian national team striker Kevin De Bruyne’s kicks are very powerful. The artist had no choice but to paint his countryman when the floor cracked beneath him.
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Swiss artist Patrick Graf painted French national team players talking. Picture of striker Pogba saying “tight pass”.
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Barcelona and Spanish national team defender Catalan Gerard Pique was imagined as a sixteenth-century character by Swiss artist Peter Brehm. Piguet wears traditional period clothing. The artist did not forget to put the Barcelona logo on the chest of the defender, who is proud to be from Catalonia. Produced by: Silke Funesh/Abbas Al-Kashali