This afternoon, Wednesday, 9/30/2020, the investigation session set by Counselor Ahmed Hafez, Head of the Investigation Committee of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, ended to hear the statements of Mortada Mansour, President of Zamalek Club, regarding the facts that included complaints submitted by the President of the Egyptian Football Association and the Chairman of the Committee. Referees in the Egyptian Football Association, President of the Egyptian Handball Federation, Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Ahly Club, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zamalek Club, Member of the Board of Directors of Zamalek Club, and Former President of Zamalek Club, where Mahmoud Fathy Khaled, Director of Legal Affairs, attended the investigation session, and others A lawyer for legal affairs at Zamalek Club.
The Olympic Committee said in a statement, that the lawyers of the Zamalek club expressed their objection to the appearance of the president of the Zamalek club for the specific investigation session due to his enjoyment of parliamentary immunity, which prevents this according to what they said, and they refused to ask them in their capacity about the complainant, and the investigation session was lifted to issue a decision on it at a time Later.
On the other hand, the Board of Directors of the Zamalek Club headed by Counselor Mortada Mansour issued an official statement about his position on the file of the Century Club and the Board of Directors of the White Club stressed that he has not and will not back down from defending the club’s rights in various issues, including the file of the Century Club, and Zamalek had announced the preparation of An official file to present it to the International Football Association “FIFA” in order to retrieve the title of the Horn of Africa, which Al-Ahly obtained by choosing the African Football Confederation (CAF). Zamalek officials affirm the eligibility of the white club in that title.
The Zamalek club statement came as follows:
The Board confirms that the eligibility Zamalek The title of the football team in the century is a creed within all Zamalekawi and that the council rejects the criteria upon which Al-Ahly was awarded the title of the Century Club, especially with Zamalek at the time obtaining 9 continental titles, compared to 7 for the red team.
The Council calls on all media professionals and claimants that they are experts of regulations not to involve themselves in this case, especially since any step taken by the club in this file is announced through official means, and this club has assigned some interested people in this matter, including Zamalekawi, Moataz Al-Shami, who lives in the UAE, to follow this file and present all documents And the required procedures for a number of specialized experts to escalate this file and obtain the right of the club in this regard.
The club’s board of directors stressed that the failure of the previous councils prevented Zamalek’s right in this file, which was opened by the council, and took steps to restore the club’s right, including official letters, including imposing the matter in reality before all the fans by raising the banners confirming the club’s entitlement to this title..
The council concluded its statement by addressing a message to the club’s fans to place their confidence in the club’s board of directors headed by Counselor Mortada Mansour, who did not and will not hesitate to restore the club’s rights and defend it in all cases..