Egypt to host Arab and African Youth Platform in Aswan in March

By Ahram Online

The Arab and African Youth Platform will take place in March in Upper Egypt’s Aswan, as part of the recommendations of last year’s World Youth Forum.

According to Al-Ahram daily newspaper, the platform will be held from 18 to 20 March, and will take place under the auspices of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The platform will focus on a number of issues of interest to Arab and African youth, in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union this year.

It will include sessions, workshops, and roundtables with youth leaders and decision makers in an open dialogue, focusing on the major concerns of youth in the Arab world and Africa.

Aswan was announced by El-Sisi at the World Youth Forum as the “capital for African youth” in 2019.

Source ahram

Egypt: Sisi requests support, loans for entrepreneurial youth

BY Al-Masry Al-Youm

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a meeting with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, Governor of Port Said Adel al-Ghadban, and several populist and student leaders on
Tuesday, asking the government to provide youth with the necessary facilitation and loans for carrying out their projects, presidency spokesperson Bassam Radi said.

Radi added that Sisi also asked the government to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and reduce the cost of installing industrial and productive projects.

Sisi also said that the government and the people should work together to help in making the comprehensive social insurance project succeed.

Sisi was keen on following up the development plans, service programs and direct interaction between the government and civilians as part of the governmental efforts to take decisions in cooperation with the society.

Sisi directed the government to improve the efficiency of Lake el-Manzala and to remove the encroachments.

Sisi said in January that his country is keen to take several measures to support entrepreneurial youth.

He stressed during a speech at the preliminary meeting of young entrepreneurs in Africa that Egypt’s policy towards youth in this area depends on a range of encouraging means.

During the session, part of the Africa 2018 Forum being held at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Sisi explained that the measures taken by the government to support and empower the youth, especially in the area of entrepreneurship, include the state institutions being mandated to unify their efforts to establish the first regional center for entrepreneurship in Egypt with the aim of providing all necessary support to the emerging companies in the country.

Source Egypt Independent

Egypt: Ticketing will be electronically in the 2019 AFCON – Youth & Sports minister

By: Egypt Today staff

Youth and Sports min. Ashraf Sobhy revealed that the 2019 African Cup of Nations, which starts on June 21, tickets will be presented electronically.

“We are thinking about the stage of organizing the tournament at the highest level, it is one of the most important sports events in the World and it’s hosted by Egypt,” Sobhy said as he attended a seminar at Cairo International Book Fair.

Egypt won the rights to host the tournament after being selected over South Africa.

The 2019 African Cup of Nations was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. However, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the tournament for serious delays in preparations.

“All the focus now is on the development of stadiums as its lighting and pitches need renovation,” Sobhy added.

Egypt Football Association president, Hany Abo Rida, revealed the Egyptian cities that will host the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt which is: Port Said, Suez and Ismailia will host the tournament alongside Cairo and Alexandria.

“We are making a lot of efforts in terms of the game ticket system, which will be launched electronically. The Egyptian fans should be keen to show Egypt’s civilized form to the world through ideal encouragement,” Ashraf Sobhy concluded.

Egypt is the most successful nation in the history of the competition as Egypt has won a record of seven titles including three in a row between 2006 and 2010.

Egypt hosted four African Cup of Nations tournaments in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006 and they failed to achieve the title only in 1974.

Source Egypt Today

Egypt’s Pyramids signed Peru international Cristian Benavente

By Tarek Talaat

Egyptian side Pyramids FC have announced the signing of Peru international Cristian Benavente from Belgium side Charleroi.

No other details about the deal for the 24-year-old midfielder have yet been made public.

The news was published on the Facebook page of the club’s Saudi Arabian owner Turki Al-Sheikh

Spain-born Bonavente spent part of his youth career at Spanish giants Real Madrid and played for the their B team.

He spent six months with English Championship club MK Dons before being released and moving to Charleroi.

Pyramids are currently second in the Egyptian league with three points behind leaders Zamalek.

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Egyptian Football Team Sign Kit Deal With PUMA

PUMA have entered into a long-term partnership with the Egyptian Football Association, which will see the German sportswear manufacturers replace adidas as one of Africa’s most successful football nation’s kit supplier.

The EFA and PUMA have once again teamed up in a deal that will see the famous brand supply football apparel to the various national teams in the country’s youth and senior set-ups.

Previous kit supplier adidas ended their sponsorship with Egypt in 2018, which paved the way for PUMA’s relationship with the EFA.

The deal is seen as a statement of intent by PUMA, which is the leading kit supplier of national teams in Africa.

“Egypt has an amazing track record and we are very excited to once again supply them with our products,” Johan Adamsson, Director of Sports Marketing & Sports Licensing at PUMA, said.

“We hope that PUMA and the Pharaohs can continue where they left off, by taking the title in the next Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.

“It is great to be back with the big cat in 2019.”

Egypt will be hoping that the partnership can help bring back the glory days – the Pharaohs won three consecutive continental titles between 2006 and 2010 wearing PUMA kits.

Source Soccerladuma