Tuesday 30th March 2021
Raouf Abdel Qader, Director of Al-Ahly Sports Activity, confirmed the keenness of the Red Castle Board of Directors headed by Mahmoud Al-Khatib, on the distinguished relationship with Zamalek Club.
In statements to the official Al-Ahly website, Abdel Qader explained that the value of the relations between the two clubs is greater than the result of a match in any sporting game, and things should not take more than their size.
The match between Zamalek and Al-Ahly was canceled on Monday evening, due to the presence of fans in the match hall.
Abdel Qader commented: “The match crisis is summed up in the letter Al-Ahly club received from the Egyptian Basketball Federation on March 21, confirming that all matches will be held without a public presence, and if this is violated, the match will be canceled.”
He continued: “When the Zamalek fans stormed the match hall, the technical staff of Al-Ahly, after returning to him while he was in the match stadium, requested that the regulations be applied, and the hall would be evacuated from the fans to start the match. Unfortunately, this did not happen, so the observer canceled the match after waiting for more than an hour. And half an hour. ”
The Director of Al-Ahly Sports Activity added that the request of the technical staff to implement the regulations is a system of work that has been fixed in the club for decades, and the decision in such situations is for the technical staff in consultation with the higher management of sports activity.
He stressed that the demand to implement the regulations was not motivated by the presence of any of the Zamalek players from the other games in the match hall; Because these are matters that neither Al-Ahly nor its officials consider when making any decision. Rather, the support for that was the speech Al-Ahly club received from the Basketball Association,
And Abdelkader announced that the club sent a letter this morning, Tuesday, to the Basketball Association: To preserve the rights of Al-Ahly, and to apply the regulations to everyone.
He concluded: “The result of the match in such matters does not need an explanation, because all the similar incidents that took place in the past, the Basketball Association calculated the outcome of the match against the team whose fans exceeded, and in the interest of the opposing team. But in the end it remains the need to respect the regulations and implement them to ensure justice and preserve On the rights of all clubs. ”