Buying Success: The controversial rise of Pyramids FC

Buying Success: The controversial rise of Pyramids FC

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

For the best part of a decade now in football, the power of Gulf oil money on the sport’s biggest clubs has been well-known. However, on the African continent, it is rearing its head once again.

Just a few years ago, Pyramids FC simply didn’t exist.

Or at least, not in their current form. Instead, the club then known as Al Assiouty – a mid-table Egyptian Premier League side playing in Beni Suef – were a relatively unknown side who struggled even to generate headlines within their own native Egypt, let alone the world beyond.

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MATCH FOCUS: Kosovo 0-4 England

MATCH FOCUS: Kosovo 0-4 England

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

England’s performance against Kosovo was enough to win in the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Pristina, but it was hardly a classic Three Lions performance as the spirited home side came out to demonstrate their clear abilities on the ball.

As expected, given their relentless attacking style against England in Southampton earlier this season, Kosovo came out attacking from the first whistle.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Lee Keun-ho

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Lee Keun-ho

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

Lee Keun-ho is a South Korean winger currently playing for Ulsan Hyundai in the country’s top flight.

The 34-year-old experienced winger has spent most of his career in his native South Korea, as well as a successful three-year spell earlier in his career in Japan and a brief stint in Qatar.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Apostolos Stamatelopoulos

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Apostolos Stamatelopoulos

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos is an Australian forward who plays for the newly-formed Western United in the Australian A-League.

Having joined the club ahead of their inaugural season from home town Adelaide United, Stamatelopoulous has made two league appearances so far this season for the club.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Troy Parrott

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Troy Parrott

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

Troy Parrott is a highly talented Irish striker currently playing for the youth setup of English Premier League side Tottenham.

The 17-year-old forward made his professional debut for Tottenham in the third round of the EFL Cup against Colchester United in September 2019, and has continued impressing in appearances for Tottenham’s second string.

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