The Seventh Day TV provided special coverage of the crisis of Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, and his statements against international referee Jihad Greisha, presented by Hisham Abdel-Tawab.
The atmosphere quickly became tense between Al-Ahly and the Football Association, headed by Ahmed Mujahid, after the decisions taken by the federation against Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at the Red Club, against the background of his statements against the referees, especially Jihad Greisha.
The past 24 hours witnessed a war of statements between Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, and the referees, after the mistakes that Al-Ahly’s match with Ghazl Al-Mahalla, which Al-Ahmar lost with a clean goal.
Sayed Abdel Hafeez criticized the international referee, Jihad Greisha, after his management to confront Zamalek and Pyramids last Sunday, after the mistake he committed in counting a fake penalty kick for the white team – as he described, and said: “I wiped out the Jihad Grisha number from Mobily. Is the referee of the World Cup, and the 7 Nations Cup, and calculates the Zamalek football this penalty kick?“.
Sayed Abdel Hafeez also attacked the arbitration, after the mistakes made by Mohamed Maarouf in the Al-Ahly match and the spinning of El-Mahalla, which ended with the fall of the red giant with a clean slave, after he confirmed that Al-Ahly had a correct penalty kick that was not counted.
International referee Jihad Greisha submitted an official complaint to the Football Association against Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of Al-Ahly football, after the statements made by the latter against Jihad Greisha following the Al-Ahly and Al-Mahalla match that was held in the 19th round of the league..
For his part, the Competitions Department of the Egyptian Football Association decided to suspend Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, and to refer him for investigation with the knowledge of the legal advisor of the federation, because of his televised statements after the match between spinning Al-Mahalla with Al-Ahly in the league competition..
For its part, Al-Ahly asked the Football Association to appoint foreign referees from the first European classification for all of its upcoming matches in the Egyptian League, provided that it bears all financial costs, according to the competitions regulations that stipulate that in the event that any club requests the appointment of foreign referees for any match in which it participates, The association agreed to fulfill its request. This club is obligated to pay the costs of summoning referees, arbitration allowances, transfers and accommodation in foreign currency at least two weeks before the match date..
Al-Ahly stressed that if his request was rejected, he would demand the FIFA officials to show the truth to the public opinion, and announce the reasons, especially since the club will bear all the financial costs for that..
Al-Ahly also asked in his speech to question the matter about what he called intransigence against the team, and if the aim was to push the club to resort to the International Football Association (FIFA) to reveal the errors that he described as unjustified, whether arbitration he is exposed to, or what came from amendments and arrangements in the match schedule without taking into account the principle of equal opportunity.
Al-Ahly club also sent a message of support to Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, after the Egyptian Football Association’s Competitions Department decided to suspend him and refer him for investigation. The official account of the Al-Ahly club on Twitter posted a picture of Sayed Abdel Hafeez and sent a message of support to him, saying: “Continue the walk.” Forward. “
For his part, Ahmed Mujahid, head of the tripartite committee that manages the Football Association, confirmed in televised statements that the next summit match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek will be played by Egyptian referees and not foreigners, stressing that the page of foreign referees has already been closed..
Mujahid said in this regard: “The upcoming Al-Ahly and Zamalek match with Egyptian arbitration, and the foreign referee’s page has completely ended,” adding: “Mistakes are possible, and certainly there are arbitration errors and we will not deny them, and at the same time they cannot end.”
The Football Association President also confirmed that the next summit match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek will be played on schedule on May 10, and will not be postponed..