Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has won the Swiss Golden Player Award 2013 an award given by the Swiss Association of Football Players (SAFP) for being the best player in the Swiss league during the 2012/2013 season. He received the prize at a ceremony on Monday.
"I would like to thank my teammates at Basel who helped and taught me a lot," Salah said after receiving the prize.
Since joining Basel last season from Egypt's Arab Contractors, Salah has quickly established himself as one of the team's key elements at both the domestic and continental levels, scoring nine goals in all competitions.
Wadi Degla vs. El Gouna
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced the groups for the new Premier League season today following the draw at El Hadaf, their headquarters in 6th of October, with the kick-off set for the 26th of December.
The start of the 2013/2014 Egyptian Premier League season has been delayed twice due to security concerns, but the new kick-off date was recently announced for the 26th of December.
As it was known that this year’s league will consist of 22 teams divided into two groups of 11, Al Ahly have been separated from Zamalek in addition to the returning Al Masry to avoid any tension between the two teams and their fans following the Port Said massacre.
Senegal and Chelsea striker Demba Ba came on at the start of the second half for Ghana ace Michael Essien and scored in the 90th minute after stabbing home a Ramires ball to complete a 3:1 comeback win over visitors Southampton.
Southampton had taken the lead after just 13 seconds when Essien blundered by playing the ball back into his area and English striker Jay Rodriguez took full advantage.
In Germany Mame Biram Diouf netted in the 25th minute for Hannover 96 to ignite a 2:0 win over visiting Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
It was the former Manchester United striker's third goal of the campaign.
Al Ahly coach Mohamed Youssef announced his squad to travel to Morocco for next month’s FIFA Club World Cup.
Now that Al Ahly are once again the champions of African, Mohamed Youssef’s focus is completely directed towards the FIFA Club World Cup in December.
The tournament, starting on December 11th and ending on the 21st, will be hosted on Arabian soil: in Morocco. Al Ahly can expect extra support as the ultras of Wydad Casablanca, ‘The Winners’ announced that they will cheer for the Red Devils.
Al Ahly will face Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande of China, who are coached by Marcello Lippi, on December 14th and the winner will face European champions Bayern Munich on December 17th – something that both teams would definitely look forward to.
Idrissa Gueye and Yaya Toure
Five games remain, spread over Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, to identify the five nations who will represent Africa at the World Cup in Brazil.
Saturday sees Ethiopia travel to Nigeria to overturn a 2-1 deficit against the Super Eagles, while Casablanca, Morocco, plays hosts to Senegal's clash with the Ivory Coast, who won the first leg 3-1 in Abidjan last month.
Ethiopia coach Sewinet Bishaw has brought back South Africa-based striker Getaneh Kebede for the second leg after a knee injury prevented him from partaking in the first leg.
Super Eagles boss Stephen Keshi has called up defender Kenneth Omeruo, part of the Africa Cup of Nations title-winning squad.