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Pele “The Black Pearl” visits Egypt for the first time in 41 years

Pele “The Black Pearl” visits Egypt for the first time in 41 years

Pele, the Brazilian Football legend also known as “The Black Pearl” (AFP Photo)

Pele, the Brazilian Football legend also known as “The Black Pearl”
(AFP Photo)

 

Coca-Cola, in cooperation with the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, announced that Pele, the Brazilian Football legend also known as “The Black Pearl”, will …

Zamalek names Mido head coach

Zamalek names Mido head coach

Ahmed Hossam Mido  (AFP File Photo)

Ahmed Hossam Mido
(AFP File Photo)

The board of directors of Zamalek Sporting Club announced on Tuesday the appointment of Ahmed Hossam Mido as the football club’s new manager.

Zamalek announced the decision on its website, also listing Mido’s backroom …

Yaya Toure named African Footballer of Year

Yaya Toure named African Footballer of Year

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure speaks after being declared winner of CAF African Footballer of the Year Award in Lagos on January 9, 2014.The Ivory Coast international who won the previous two editions of the award, in 2011 and 2012, defeated compatriot Didier Drogba and his closest rival Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, who helped Nigeria to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and also featured for Chelsea to win the UEFA Europa League. Toure, 31, has not won a major trophy for club and country last year, but his class has shone through at both his English Premier League club and the Elephants of the Ivory Coast.  (AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI)

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure speaks after being declared winner of CAF African Footballer of the Year Award in Lagos on January 9, 2014.
(AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI)

AFP Manchester City star Yaya Toure on Thursday won a …

Bahrain detains soccer teams and scores of players and athletes

Bahrain detains soccer teams and scores of players and athletes

James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey

Bahrain has detained a soccer team as well as scores of other players and athletes since security forces squashed a popular uprising almost three years ago, according to human rights activists, journalists and …

Portugal pays final homage to Eusebio

Portugal pays final homage to Eusebio

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Monday  (AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN)

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Monday
(AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN)

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