Ahmed Mortada Mansour, board member revealed Zamalek , The club’s reason for refusing to compete in the African Super Cup against Tunisian Esperance due to receiving death threats, saying, “We have received letters threatening to kill the team players and members of its board of directors in Qatar, and we had to inform the African Union of that and announce our position by refusing to play the match in Qatar.”
Ahmed Mortada stressed that preserving the safety of the players and all members of the club system is the most important for the Zamalek administration.
The board is discussing Zamalek clubUnder the leadership of Murtada Mansour, during the current hours, the club’s final position is standing African Super match In front of the Tunisian Esperance or not, which is set for him on February 14th, in the Qatari capital, Doha, where Al-Abyad will participate as a champion of the Confederation Cup, while the Tunisian team will participate as a champion of the African Champions League, in the previous version.
An official source at Zamalek Club revealed, in statements to “The Seventh Day”, that the list of the match was not sent to the African Football Confederation “K” until the current moment, pending the decision of the White Council headed by Mortada Mansour on the issue, after he announced his refusal by contesting the match.
The African Football Confederation had previously determined a period of 15 days before the match to send the Zamalek and Tunisian clubs please their lists to play the match, in order to end some regulatory procedures before the match..
Murtada Mansour confirmed, in previous statements, his refusal to contest the Super match against Esperance in Qatar, and clarified that the complete match file was presented to Dr. Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports in Egypt, accompanied by explicit threats from Qatari officials with the intention to kill our players if they went to Qatar to play the match With explicit threats to kill the club’s president, children and grandchildren.
It is noteworthy that Zamalek is preparing in the current period to contest its match against the first Angolan August scheduled for the third in the afternoon of next Saturday, in the framework of the sixth and final round of group stage matches for the African Champions League which will be held in Angola, after Al-Abyad secured qualification to the quarter-finals of the African Champions League After the first August Angolan tie with Zambian ZESCO United, with a goal to match it, in the framework of the fifth round competitions, while Al-Abyad tied in the same round with the Congolese Mazembe negatively, so that the Congolese Mazembe occupied the top of the first group ranking with 11 points, while the following comes Zamalek is in second place with 8 points, and ZESCO United is in third place with 3 points, and finally the first Angolan August in fourth place with the same balance of points.