Amir Mortada Mansour, General Supervisor of the ball at Zamalek Club, confirmed that Mahmoud Abdel Razek Shikabala, the first team football player in the club, violated the regulations of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) during the team’s match against Congolese Mazembe.
Zamalek had a negative tie with Congolese Mazembe in the match that brought them together on Friday evening as part of the fifth round of the group stage in the African Champions League.
Shikabala appeared in front of the Congolese team with a shirt written on the back of the name of his son “Adam”, which is in violation of the African Union regulations, as confirmed by the General Supervisor of the ball in the White Club.
“When you register a player on the African list, he will have a name on the AU system, which is his name on his passport, and his surname if he has a name that he is famous for,” Amir said in statements to his club, Nadi.
“The name on the CAF system is the one that should appear on the player’s shirt during matches, and that is why Shikabala has made a mistake by putting a name that is not on the federation system, certainly it is an unintended mistake, but he will be punished and the list will be applied to him.”
Zamalek has officially guaranteed its qualification to the African Champions League quarter-finals after the Angolan Primero de Augusto tied with Zambian ZESCO United in the match between them on Saturday evening.