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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Mohamed Ramadan suspended by musician’s union over pic with Israelis

We have lots and lots of sports news for you this morning, starting with the fact that Cairo will host the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Super Cup this year instead of Qatar, CAF said in a statement. The tourney was originally scheduled for August. The release does not say when it will be held. In less cheery football news

Carrying the Egyptian flag abroad: Yara Atef has been named to the referee team for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, due to be held in New Zealand and Australia, while pole vaulting champion and record-holder Yasmen Hazem is set to join the University of Maine in the upcoming spring semester as a scholarship athlete, Bangor Daily News reports.

Meanwhile: Mohamed Ramadan finds out that making new friends isn’t always a good thing. The singer has been suspended by the Egyptian Union of Artistic Syndicates after photos of him posing with Israeli artists surfaced online, Al Shorouk reports. The syndicate will reportedly conduct an investigation into why Ramadan was pictured with people hailing from the “usurping entity.” So much for cultural diplomacy…

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