The Zamalek club announced, on its official website, that it had sent the letter to the Football Association, to register its objection to the decision, and to adhere to appointing foreign referees.
The official website of the Zamalek club said, “Zamalek puts its full confidence in Egyptian arbitration, but the club, due to the raging competition at the top of the tournament, rejects any direction to the idea of assigning the match to an Egyptian team, and demands commitment to the accepted norm in the summit matches with the presence of a foreign refereeing team.”
He concluded, “Especially that there is nothing to impede this, and to ensure that the Egyptian referees will be embarrassed in such sensitive matches.”
Zamalek will meet Al-Ahly on April 18, in a postponed match from the fourth round of the Egyptian League.
The Football Association had announced the appointment of Egyptian referees for the upcoming summit match.
FilGoal.com had revealed earlier, that Mahmoud Al-Banna is the closest to managing the summit. (See the details)