Egyptian Ultra fans plan to attack Black Stars Israeli coach Avram Grant

Published on: 31 October 2016

The Egyptian Football Association is reported to have discovered plans by extremist fans to harass and abuse Ghana's Israeli trainer Avram Grant when he leads the Black Stars to face the Pharaoh's of Egypt in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Alexandria on November 13.

Deep throat sources within the Egyptian FA reveal that they have received threathening messages from several fan groups who have vowed to attack Grant with anti-semitic chants during the game.

The fans have warned the Egyptian authorities of the consequences of allowing a Jew into the countryfor game.

A source said the harassment and abuse of Grant will start immeddiately he lands in the country and the Israeli trainer is aware which is why he has avoided all visits to the country for recon as well as AFCON draws.

“They plan to hurt him with several attacks of chants and rude to him and they want him not come into Egypt land because people don’t like him around”, The source told

“EFA know and we try to talk fans to be restrained but may be we try more of security to solve it before and after match”, it added.

Reports in Cairo claim the Egyptian FA is yet to notify the Ghana FA on developments.

Egypt is still recovering from years of violence at stadiums hich reached a peak during the Arab spring. One such attack killed 74 fans and wounded hundreds during riots in 2012.

Before his appointment, the GFA said Grant’s Israeli nationality had been discussed and they had found ways around facilitating his travels and work in hostile lands.