Sada El-Balad news website highlights Al-Sisi’s visit to the Egyptian national team at Air Defense stadium، Mohamed Salah’s birthday and Sudan’s Al-Bashir trial as top newsmakers for Saturday.
1- Al-Sisi visits national team ahead of AFCON
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi visited the national football team during training on Saturday as the record seven-time African champions eye an eighth glory in upcoming hosted African Cup of Nations 2019.
Egypt was granted hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations، held 21 June to 19 July، after winning a majority of votes in a January meeting of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football.
According to an official statement، Egyptian Presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said Al-Sisi visited members of the team during training at Air Defense stadium، also referred to as 30 June Stadium.
The venue will host matches of Group C that includes Algeria، Kenya، Senegal and Tanzania.
2- Liverpool celebrates Mo Salah`s birthday
The Egyptian King، Mohamed Salah، celebrates his 27th birthday on June 15.
A player whose career & journey gave people hope & made him a role model for many; not only for the Egyptians but for youth people all over the world.
Salah is one of the most popular players in the squad and he is known for his kind attitude with the club fans who describe him as the “Egyptian King”. Salah has been sensational with Liverpool and he has been a key player in the evolution of the club under their German manager، JurgenKlopp.
Liverpool Sporting Club celebrated Mohamed Salah`s birthday as he became 27 years old.
The official account of The Reds on Twitter posted a photo of Salah tweeting “Happy birthday Mo Salah”.
3- Ousted Sudan president to be sent for trial soon، prosecutor says
Sudan’s chief prosecutor said on Saturday that ousted President Omar al-Bashir would be sent for trial soon on corruption charges related to his three decades in power.
Alwaleed Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud told a news conference the trial referral would be made after a one-week period for objections expires، adding that criminal cases have been opened against 41 other former officials accused of graft.
The prosecutor’s office said on Thursday that Bashir، who was ousted by the military in April following months of protests against his 30-year autocratic rule، had been charged with corruption after an investigation was completed.
The charges are related to laws on “suspected illicit wealth and emergency orders،” the office said، without giving more details.
Bashir had already been charged in May with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters. Prosecutors also ordered his interrogation on suspicion of money laundering and terrorism financing.
Mahmoud also said he had attended a meeting with military heads to discuss judicial supervision of a plan to clear what he called “criminals” from an area adjacent to a protest camp in the center of the capital.