CAF Sacks General Secretary Amr Fahmy

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has dismissed Egyptian Amr Fahmy from his role as general secretary, BBC Sport Africa understands.CAF’s Executive Committee made its decision in Cairo on Thursday ahead of the draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The reason for the dismissal is unclear as CAF has yet to comment. Fahmy was appointed in November 2017 as he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.Fahmy’s grandfather Mourad served as general secretary of African football’s governing body from 1961-1982.Mourad was replaced by his son Mustapha, who held the post until 2010 before being appointed as the director of competitions at FIFA.Morocco’s Mouad Hajji, who was appointed as CAF’s general coordinator role earlier this year, is being tipped to replace Fahmy.On Friday, the 24 finalists at this year’s Nations Cup will discover who they will play when the tournament gets underway in June.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Amr Fahmylast_img read more

Former SU offensive tackle Sean Hickey signs with New Orleans Saints after going undrafted in NFL Draft

first_imgFormer Syracuse offensive tackle Sean Hickey has signed with the New Orleans Saints after not being picked in the NFL Draft, according to an SU Athletics press release. Hickey’s signing was first reported by Syracuse.com.Hickey started in 38 games over the past three seasons, mostly at left tackle and was the only SU offensive lineman to start all 12 games last season.He is one of three Syracuse players to sign with a team as an undrafted free agent. Safety Durell Eskridge signed with the New York Jets, he announced in an Instagram post, and defensive lineman Eric Crume tweeted that he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Hickey said he had workouts with eight different teams and expected to be taken between the third and fifth rounds. As of late Thursday afternoon, he was projected to be taken in the sixth round by CBS Sports.Hickey said that he can play either guard or tackle at the professional level and that his versatility is what interested teams during the pre-draft process.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Some teams have said that I could be a tackle that could swing down to guard if they need me to or flip-flop at the tackle position,” Hickey said in a teleconference on Tuesday. “Then some teams think I’m first a guard that could go out and play tackle. All those teams know and believe that I’m a versatile player and, if need be, play four positions on the offensive line.”Before Syracuse’s Pro Day on April 7, Hickey battled an illness the caused him to not eat for two days and lose eight pounds in the week leading up to it. While he still participated in every drill, he said on Tuesday that his ability to push through fatigue was compromised.The 6-foot-5, 309-pound lineman decided after 2013 to come back for his final year of eligibility. He said he wanted to enter the NFL Draft in the best physical condition possible, which he said he accomplished by staying for 2014.“When I go back and watch tape of all the games in 2013 and all the games in 2014, I know that I was definitely a little quicker in my stance,” Hickey said, “I was a little quicker in the run game and I was bigger.” Comments Published on May 2, 2015 at 8:31 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LIVE: Uganda vs Congo Brazzaville at Mandela Stadium

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Standings  P W D L F A PtsEgypt              1   1    0  0 2 1  3Ghana            1   0    1  0 0 0  1Uganda          1   0   1   0 0 0  1Congo             1   0   0  1 1 2   0LIVE FEED#MujjeTulumbe Tweets LIVE: CRANES LIKELY LINE-UP: 1 Robert Odongkara (GK), 12 Denis Iguma, 2 Joseph Ochaya, 4 Murushid Jjuuko, 5 Isaac Isinde, 6 Tony Mawejje, 8 Khalid Aucho, 13 Moses Oloya, 10 William Luwagga Kizito, 17 Farouk Miya, 11 Geoffrey Massa (C).Group ESaturdayUganda v Congo Brazzaville 4pmSundayEgypt v Ghana 7pmUganda Cranes, already off to a great start to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, face a nervy 9o minutes against Congo Brazzaville today without their first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango.Other than Onyango, Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is expected to maintain the squad that stunned Ghana by holding them 0-0 away in their opening match last month.last_img read more