September Highlights


UEFA Super Cup will have fans in attendance

Fans of Bayern Munich and Sevilla will be allowed to attend the UEFA Super Cup in September, but the Puskas Arena will operate at a vastly reduced capacity.


UEFA confirmed spectators would be allowed inside the stadium in Budapest for the clash between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League, but no more than 30 per cent of seats will be occupied.

The decision has been taken so the governing body can “study precisely the impact of spectators on the UEFA Return to Play protocol” amid the coronavirus pandemic.


First Saudi cycling championship crowns four female winners

Saudi Arabia’s first female cycling championship has crowned the event’s four fastest riders. Ten cyclists from throughout the Kingdom took part in the time-challenge competition staged on Sunday in Al-Mahalla district of Abha, under the supervision of the Saudi Cycling Federation. Ahlam Nasser Al-Zaid was quickest to complete the 13-km course with a time of 22 minutes and 18 seconds. Anoud Khamis Al-Majed came second covering the distance in 25 minutes and 39 seconds, with Alaa Al-Zahrani taking third place in 26 minutes and 57 seconds, and Noura Al-Sheikh racing to fourth in 27 minutes and 4 seconds.


Pyramids see success in chase of Egyptian international Sobhi

Pyramids FC are confident that a deal for Egyptian international Ramadan Sobhi will be wrapped up within days, despite their initial bid for the former English Premier League star being rejected by Huddersfield Town after being the lowest of the offers received for the in-demand winger.


Kuwait’s football league to resume with first match held without audience

Kuwait’s football league will resume on Saturday after its suspension since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency KUNA reported.
The first match will be between Kuwait Sports club and Al-Naser Sport Club.



The “30 Days Challenge” is the first sports competition to provide stadiums to preserve human health in Egypt

The 30-day project is considered a virtual sports challenge implemented by the Sports Tourism Department at the Ministry of Youth and Sports. It is an ideal example of what is happening in the whole world. Nearly 3000 contestants participated, including 120 Egyptians from our children abroad, and so far the distances that they have covered have been a total of approximately 250 Square kilometers in 20 countries whose sons participated in the race. The challenges included in the campaign vary, including walking 25 or 50 kilometers, walking with wheelchairs 25 kilometers or 50 kilometers for people of ability and determination, running 50 kilometers or 100 kilometers, bicycles 100 kilometers or 200 kilometers, kayak a distance of 15 kilometers or 25 Kilo, motorcycles 1000 km.


Gianna Farouk flies to Japan to participate in the Premier League championship

The Egyptian Karate national team player Gianna Farouk left Cairo to participate in the (Premier League) tournament, which is hosted by Japan from 6 to 8 September 2019, and the tournament will be followed by a training camp.

Gianna won the bronze at the African Games, which was hosted by Morocco last August, and was preceded by the gold medal in the African Championships for the second time in a row in Botswana last July.

Diamond League Monaco: Joshua Cheptegei breaks 5,000m world record

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei produced an astonishing run in Monaco to break the 16-year-old 5,000m world record by almost two seconds. The 23-year-old, who won the 10,000m world title in Doha last year, had promised he would take a shot at the time but success seemed unlikely. However, guided by trackside lights illustrating world record pace, he came home in 12 minutes 35.36 seconds. The previous mark, set by Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele, was 12:37.35.



Al Nani scored a goal from midfield in his first appearance after returning to Arsenal

Egyptian international Mohamed El-Nani, Arsenal’s English player, scored a wonderful goal for the Janners against Milton Keynes Dons, which is currently between them in preparation for the launch of the new football season 2020-2021, where the national team player hit a strong ball from the middle of the field in the fifth minute from the beginning of the match. The opponent net of the goalkeeper.


FIFA relaxes international player access rules in September

The International Football Association Federation (FIFA) decided Monday to relax rules for access to international players in September gatherings, troubled by travel restrictions caused by the outbreak of the new Corona virus. Consequently, clubs will not be obliged to free their players if “a quarantine of at least five days is compulsory on arrival” in the country “where the national team will play its match”, or in the player’s club upon his return, according to a FIFA statement.


Zamalek inflicts the first loss to Al-Ahly this season and regains the title

Zamalek regained second place from Pyramids by settling the summit before its traditional rivals Al-Ahly, the leader in his favor 3-1, attaching to it the first loss this season on Saturday at Cairo International Stadium in the twenty-first stage of the Egyptian Football League. Zamalek raised its score to 42 points, reducing the difference to 14 points from Al-Ahly leaders, knowing that Zamalek will deduct from its balance three points at the end of the season for its withdrawal from the first-leg match between the two teams.

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