Mortada Mansour, president of the Egyptian club Zamalek, confirmed that he had asked the Confederation of African Football to postpone the Champions League final match in case the semi-final match between his team and Moroccan Raja Casablanca was postponed.
Mortada Mansour threatened that the “White Castle” team would not compete in the final match of the continental championship if it qualified if it was held at the predetermined date on the sixth of next November.
The president of the Zamalek club had previously announced his agreement to postpone the Al-Abyad match against his Moroccan counterpart Raja in the second leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League scheduled for next Saturday at Cairo Stadium.
In a press statement, he said, “He does not mind postponing, but the final is also postponed in order to achieve the principle of equal opportunities, as in the event that the Raja confrontation is held at the end of this month, those who qualify from Al-Ahly and Wydad will get more rest.”
Mansour said in televised statements on the satellite “Zamalek”: “If the sixth of November is set as the date for the final match, then let them search for who will participate in the match (I am Maki Saidi).”
He concluded: “I sought to solve the problem of hope and cooperated with CAF, not to issue me a crisis.”
And the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided, on Wednesday evening, to postpone the Egyptian match between Zamalek and Al-Rajaa in the second leg of the tournament semi-final until October 31.
On the other hand, the African Confederation (CAF) fixed the date for the first semi-final match between Al-Ahly of Egypt and Wydad Casablanca, which will be scheduled for Friday at Cairo International Stadium.
Source: “Egyptian media”