Hosam El-Aker has been passionately covering Egyptian football in English since the late 1990s. He’s written for a number of online portals including Egyptian Soccer, Bleacher Report, Internet Soccer (now TEAMtalk), Arabia, Go Pharaohs and more. He also founded and managed the official website of Ahmed Hossam “Mido” – Mido-Online.com – from 2002 – 2005. Hosam played goalkeeper and striker for his high school and junior college teams and graduated from West Virginia University with a B.Sc. in Journalism.