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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

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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...

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...

Egypt replace Cameroon as African Nations Cup hosts

Cameroon are African Nations Cup holders, having won the title in 2017 but have been stripped as 2019
Cameroon are African Nations Cup holders, having won the title in 2017 but have been stripped as 2019.

Egypt will host the 2019 African Nations Cup, the Confederation of African Football confirmed after a meeting of their executive committee in Dakar on Tuesday.

They will stage the expanded 24-team event, which runs from June to July, after initial hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament last month over concerns at the slow pace of preparations.

Egypt and South Africa were the only two countries to put forward their candidacies to replace Cameroon.

It will be the first time there will be 24...

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shortlisted for CAF award

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have again made the shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award, the second year running the trio have battled it out for the prestigious prize.

Salah claimed the honour last year and will be favourite again following another successful first half of the season for Liverpool.

The Egyptian will be hoping to become the fourth player to win back-to-back titles after Senegal forward El Hadji Diouf, Cameroon...