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African Cup of Nations host Egypt selects Port Said among venues for 2019 tournament

The Port Said Stadium was the site of a disaster in 2012 in which 72 people died.

Egypt has chosen six venues across five cities to host this year's African Cup of Nations finals, local media reported, including the Port Said Stadium where 72 supporters died in the country's worst violence at a football venue in 2012.

After a board meeting, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) confirmed that Cairo Stadium, Borg el Arab Stadium in Alexandria and Ismailia stadium are among the venues chosen for the tournament.

Other venues are the army-owned June 30 Stadium, on the outskirts...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to sit out Egypt's March matches

With Manchester City and Liverpool both having key fixtures in the coming weeks, the FC crew wonder who can avoid fatigue to get job done.
Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush says with 13 games left in the Premier League season, there are still plenty of ups and downs to come for Liverpool.
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Mohamed Salah is set to be rested for Egypt's fixtures in March's international break, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Egypt are scheduled to play Niger in their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier -- a tournament they have already qualified for -- before travelling to Nigeria for a friendly.

And EFA spokesperson Osama Ismail said the Liverpool forward would not feature in the fixtures taking place on March 22 and 26.

In October, Salah returned to Liverpool from...

African Nations Cup delayed due to Ramadan

Mohamed Salah and Oyongo Bitolo Ambroise in the AFCON 2017 final.

This year's African Nations Cup in Egypt has been pushed back by six days to cater for Ramadan and allow Muslim players time to rest and recover after a month of fasting.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Monday the tournament will now kick off on June 21 instead of June 15. The final was put back six days to July 19. The move came after a request from a group of North African nations and CAF approved the delay at a special executive committee meeting on Saturday.

Some of Africa's...

Phil Masinga, former South Africa and Leeds United star, dies at 49

South African legend Phil Masinga has passed away from "a cancer related disease," the nation's football association has announced.

South African Football Association president Danny Jordan said he was "gutted" to lose "a loyal servant" of the game in the country.

"We have lost a giant of South African Football, this is a sad day for our football," Jordan said on the SAFA website. "I am really gutted. I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar and although he was not feeling well, he was...

Mohamed Salah beats Sadio Mane for African Player of the Year award

Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second year running.

Salah was crowned at the CAF Awards in Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday night as he beat Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the award.

"I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row," Salah said.

The Liverpool forward become the fourth player to win back-to-back awards after El Hadji Diouf, Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Toure.

The Egyptian...