Sunday, February 10, 2008

Egypt takes record sixth African Cup of Nations

Egypt wins the African Cup of Nations for a record sixth time, and wins back to back tournament, as the second team to defend their title!

18:53 Full Time - Cameroon- Egypt 0-1

18:50 - two and a half minutes of the four minutes stoppage time.

18:45 - Ahmed Hassan gets a yellow card after a careless tackle. He probably couldn´t care less... two minutes left.

18:41 Amr Zaki out, Shawky in - 6 minutes left - probably some extra time as well.


18:29 - 17 minutes left

Egypt has created a lot of chances, let´s hope they can score on one occasion.... More and mor i feel it´s heading toward overtime and maybe penalties... Hadary and Kameni , should be interesting!

18:24 - Pfister makes his final change.

18:20 - Zidan comes in , Emad Moátab out.

18:10 - Very good save by Kameni - He´s looking more and more as a hero

18:04 -The second half on it´s way, and Atouba is out on the pitch.

While waiting for the second half to kick off, let´s walk down memory lane to the fantastic thursday in my favorite Ghanian City, Kumasi!

Egypt has been the better team during the first half and Etoo has not been he´s usual self.

Halftime 0-0

17:45 Atouba injured? lies on the pitch. Cameroon can´t really afford losing Atouba after losing their bright new star Alex Song.

17:37 - Hadary injured? up and running again, let´s hope he´s ok. He´s crucial!

17:36 - Emad Moateb has a great opportunity, but it comes to nothing

17:18 - Cameroon and Egypt trading chances with Geremi trying Hadari and Emad Moateb and Abou Treika have a double chance in trying Kameni , both goalkeepers have a busy day at work.

17:16 Alex Song is injured , replaced by Gilles Binya

17:12 - Abou Treika with another long distance shot from 25 meters tries Kameni

17:09 Sayed Muawad tests Kemeni from afar

17:06 - Hosny Abd al Rabo free kick , Kameni saves

17:03 Eto has the first chance

17:00(GMT) The match starts

Cameroon: 1-Idriss Carlos Kameni; 3-Bill Tchato, 8-Geremi, 4-Rigobert Song, 5-Timothee Atouba; 10-Achille Emana, 15-Alexandre Song, 19-Stephane Mbia, 14-Joel Epalle; 12-Alain Nkong, 9-Samuel Eto'o

Egypt: 1-Essam Al Hadari; 5-Shady Mohamed, 6-Hani Said, 20-Wael Gomaa, 14-Sayed Moawad; 8-Hosni Abd Rabou, 7-Ahmed Fathi, 17-Ahmed Hassan, 22-Mohamed Aboutrika; 10-Emad Moteab, 19-Amr Zaki

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Fleishman on Wael Abbas

A good piece on the most important and influential Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas by Jeffrey Fleishman in L.A Times. Wael is of course the blogger who started to upload mobile phone video clips of torture and mistreatment of regular citizens in police stations on his blog, among other things. Clips that proved too graphic and disturbing for youtube.. Clips that have been important, as evidence in trials against police officers, as well as opening up a space for the traditional media to address issues that have been taboo prior to this.

The best blog is in my view, still Baheyya (no big secret that i´m revealing to old readers). Some might have a crush on Obama, i have a crush on Baheyya!

Sorry for not being able to blog lately, i´ve been really busy, but blogging with somewhat more regularity will return shortly. I hope to be able to post about the wonder in Kumasi(and hopefully in Accra tmrw), Rafah and Gaza and ID´s for reverts and Bahai´s soon.

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