Zamalek Brazilian coach Vieira ‘sorry’ for CAF Champions League loss
Zamalek newly-appointed Brazilian tactician Jorvan Vieira expressed his sorrow for Sunday’s home defeat against TP Mazembe of DR Congo in the round four of the CAF Champions League group stage.
The-59-year-old manager who succeeds Hassan Shehata after three successive losses promised when he signed his contract to “qualify for the African Semis despite all the challenges." But now the Cairo-based club goodbyes their dream after lying bottom of Group B with no points.
“I am apologising for Zamalek fans over the defeat. The defense line made many mistakes although I warned them in the previous training sessions,” Vieira said in the post-match press conference.
Two first-half goals by Hichani Himoonde and Mbwana Samata, 32 and 44 minutes into the game, gave the visitors the upper hand while Benin striker Razak Omotoyossi scored Zamale only goal the 35th minute.
The manager, who had a long experience in Arabs football coaching many Gulf clubs in UAE, Qatar and Kuwait, also blamed the “unfair referee” adding that “after the African championship exit, I have no choice now but to put the team again on the right track."
In the same round, Zamalek archrivals Ahly hold on to top spot of the same group with 10 points after drawing with Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea (5 points), while Mazembe boosted their qualification bid securing second with seven points.
AFPTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallies supporters after riot police again clash with thousands of anti-government demonstrators in a second week of nationwide unrest.Three people have died in the protests against Erdogan and his Islamic-leaning Justice and Development Party (AKP), in power since 2002.Following are the main events of the past days:- May 28: A peaceful local protest
AFPTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing one of the biggest challenges of his decade in power with anti-government protests that critics say have exposed growing discontent with his increasingly authoritarian and conservative agenda.Here are the key events since Erdogan's Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) assumed power in the predominantly Muslim but staunchly
AHRAM ONLINEFounders of Egypt’s 'Rebel' campaign, a newly established movement that aims to withdraw confidence from President Mohamed Morsi by collecting citizens' signatures, spoke at an open forum on Wednesday to discuss the campaign, which has recently gone viral online and on the streets.'Rebel' campaigners hope to collect 15 million signatures and hold a mass sit-in on 30 June –
BBC SportWhen it's put to him that he might be the most talented athlete in the world to hold a racquet, a bashful Ramy Ashour admits "that's pretty great".The 25-year-old Egyptian is more than just the current squash world number one - his elastic, unorthodox brilliance and charisma could be the key to squash breaking out beyond its four walls and regaining a place on the wider sporting