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.Continue reading “Buying Success: The controversial rise of Pyramids FC”