Tuesday 20 October 2020
Mortada Mansour, President of Zamalek Club, welcomed the postponement of the match against Raja in the second leg of the African Champions League semi-finals, due to the Corona virus infections that struck the Moroccan team.
Zamalek had beaten Raja in Casablanca to put a foot in the final match, but the Moroccan team will travel to Cairo, minus 8 players, after all of them were injured Corona.
“I agree to postpone the Zamalek match and Al-Raja because we are one people and I am an Arab nationalist,” Mortada said in a telephone statement to Al-Hadath Today, Tuesday.
He added: “Without waiting for the decision of the African Union, I was the one who launched the initiative to postpone the match until the players with Corona recovered in the ranks of Raja.”
Murtada went on to talk about the initiative of the media, Sayed Ali, the presenter of the program, about the idea of sharing the African Champions League between Al-Ahly and Zamalek, saying: “A great idea, but it is difficult to implement and the African Union will not agree.”
He continued: “But there is another initiative, whoever wins, a match is being organized between Al-Ahly and Zamalek with the masses in favor of a charitable project in Egypt.”
He continued: “My goal from the initiative of a match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek in the presence of the masses is to sit next to each other without any breaks, because there is an enemy that is stalking us and wants to ignite sedition in the country through mass fanaticism.”
He explained: “I want to win over Al-Ahly in all the games, but inside the stadium only, and not through insults and (antitrust), which I do not want to happen to any party. These matters increase and ignite discord among the fans only.”
Mortada concluded by saying: “Al-Ahly and Zamalek fans represent Egypt, and Al-Ahly and Zamalek have honored Egypt in the Champions League. I congratulated Al-Ahly through the Zamalek channel, and I greeted Al-Ahly after their fight in the Pyramids match.”