Egypt’s failure to qualify for Rio has fueled concerns about the state of its football. New talent is in short supply despite the fact that some of the continent’s top clubs are Egyptian. CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky reports from Cairo on Egypt’s football academies, and their goals of fostering new talent.
Egypt’s recent political turmoil means the choice of new players is limited, so the top two clubs, Al Ahly and Al Zamalek, are forced to fight over the same local players.
To keep the best talent from leaving Egypt to play for European teams, local clubs have blocked international transfers. The football academy system could be a possible solution to allow Egyptian players more mobility and more opportunities.
Egyptian youth passion for football despite turmoilCCTV's Adel El Mahrouky reports from Cairo on youth football academies in the midst of Egypt's failure to qualify for the World Cup.
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