Mortada Mansour, president of Zamalek club, believes that his team has achieved its desired goal of obtaining second place in the Egyptian League and ensuring participation in the African Champions League next season.
Mortada Mansour said on Zamalek TV: “The Football Association deducted 3 points from our team’s balance due to our desire not to play the Al-Ahly match.”
“In the end, points were deducted and we did not play the match according to our desire, and we also got second place and qualified to participate in the Champions League, contrary to the desire of Amr Al-Janayni, president of the Football Association,” he added.
And he continued, “I congratulate the fans of Zamalek, winning over Ismaily and ensuring second place and participating in the African Championship next season.”
“Zamalek, during 10 years with Mamdouh Abbas, only won one championship thanks to Amr Zaki and Osama Hassan, and he is the duo who joined the ranks of Zamalek because of me.”
On facing Raja in the second leg of the semi-finals of Africa, he said: “It is difficult to cure an entire team from the Corona virus at the same time as Raja says that he is waiting for the recovery of more than 10 players during the next few hours.”
He continued, “This will definitely affect the level of the Moroccan team in the second leg.”
He concluded his statements about Aswan Club, saying: “It is not correct for Aswan Club to appoint Sami El Shishini and Amir Abdel Aziz to train the team without obtaining Zamalek’s permission, because this duo works in the White Castle.”
Zamalek will play on November 1 against Moroccan Raja in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-final, after winning in Morocco the first-leg match without a response.