The curtain officially came down on the crisis of the last season 2019-2020 after the Egyptian Handball Federation decided to grant Zamalek the league champion and Al-Ahly awarded the Egyptian Cup title, as they are the two champions for the 2018-2019 season.
The Egyptian Handball Federation took this decision, given the proximity of the Tokyo Olympics and in light of the preparation of the first team to compete in these competitions.
Ylakoura sheds light on the crisis of the old season 2019-2020 from its beginning until the end of the crisis, reviewing the position of Zamalek, Al-Ahly and the Egyptian Handball Federation during this crisis.
You can see the beginning of this crisis, which was accompanied by a refusal of Al-Ahly to cancel the competition and welcoming Zamalek with a rejection of the Ministry through this report: Check here
After the Egyptian Handball Federation decided to complete the league and cup competitions for the old season 2019-2020, we review for you the timeline of events that came after this decision through the crisis of completing the season with the new or old lists:
Set the date of the league
The Egyptian Handball Federation announced that it has completed all the federation competitions, starting next August, for the women’s, junior and junior competitions, while the men’s competitions will start last September, after the completion of the first preparation period for the national team players in preparation for the World Championship that was held in January 2021.
Welcome Al Ahly
Al-Ahly welcomed the decision of the Game Federation after announcing today and officially the completion of all competitions, including the Professional League, in which there are only two matches remaining, according to the words of Jawhar Nabil, a member of the Board of Directors, in special statements at Leela Kora.
Hamada Abdel Bari, managing director of the Zamalek handball team, commented on the decision to continue in Laila Koras statements, that the first and last decision is in the hands of the club’s board of directors, and at that time Mortada Mansour was the club’s president before his departure after that.
Set up the old season with new menus
Hisham Nasr, president of the Egyptian Handball Federation at the time, announced via Yallakora last September that the Professional League competition would be completed with the new lists, with two dates set for completing these matches, either last November or December .. Check here
Announcing the remaining matches
The Competitions Committee of the Egyptian Handball Federation decided on the 12th and 13th of last November to complete the remaining two rounds of the competition after the African Club Championship was postponed to last April.
Retreat from completing the season with the new lists and replacing them with the old ones
Hisham Nasr, President of the Egyptian Hand Federation at the time, confirmed that the old season 2019-2020 had been completed with the old club lists, after taking the opinion of the International Handball Federation, which issued a decree that the competition should be ended with the old lists, and that was last October.
Al-Ahly sent an official letter to the Handball Association to play on the new list or to postpone the matches of the old season 2019-2020 until the end of the first round of the 2020-2021 League, in case the Federation insists on establishing them in the old lists, at a time when there is no regulation that allows the players who have left the team to be called To participate in these confrontations after their transfer to clubs in the Emirates, Romania, Tunisia and clubs inside Egypt.
Zamalek announced, through Hamada Abdel-Bari, his refusal of Al-Ahly’s request to postpone the two-game playoffs from the old league to the end of the first round, demanding that they play at the specified time, which is last November.
Al-Ittihad rejects Al-Ahly’s request
The Egyptian Handball Federation announced its rejection of Al-Ahly’s request to postpone the two old league matches 2019-2020, while confirming that they will be held in the old lists last November on 12 and 13, as previously determined.
Postponement of the two rounds of the decisive
The Egyptian Handball Federation announced the postponement of the two rounds of the decisive round of the old league 2019-2020 until the end of November, so that it will be held on Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 November in the October International Hall, after it was scheduled for 12 and 13 for these two rounds.
An official source at the Hand Union stated that the final two rounds of the tournament were postponed for medical reasons, after Al-Ahly player and national team player at the time Islam Hassan was injured in Corona, which prompted the federation to emphasize the clubs not to summon the national team players at that time while taking precautionary measures.
Zamalek officials objected to the postponement of the old league matches until the end of November due to Islam Hassan’s injury to Corona, and this was in special statements at night in the words of Hamada Abdel Bari, in which he stated that the team is ready to confront Al-Ahly at its stadium on the island, and that they sent a letter to the Hand Union about their objection to the postponement.
Postponed after the World Cup
The Egyptian Handball Federation decided to postpone the two rounds of the old league 2019-2020 until after the end of the World Handball Championship, which was held in Egypt last January, without specifying a specific date.
A meeting to discuss the fate of the old league
The Egyptian Handball Federation headed by Engineer Hisham Nasr announced at the time that it would hold a meeting to resolve the fate of the old league, and the remaining two rounds to resolve this tournament, which were postponed due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
Zamalek is demanding to complete the season or give him the title
Zamalek sent an official letter to the Egyptian Handball Federation last February asking him to complete the old season 2019-2020 with the old lists or give him the title because he was in first place before stopping the competition, and also to complete the Egypt Cup competition for the 2019-2020 season with the old lists.
Set a new date for the old league
Last February, the Egyptian Handball Federation announced a specific date on 1 and 2 April, the date for the completion of the two rounds of the old league 2019-2020, provided that it will be held with the same terms of the competition during this season, and that means that they will be held in the old lists.
Al-Ahly refuses to complete the 2019-2020 season with the old lists
Al-Ahly club announced in an official statement published on its website last February that it refused to complete the league and cup matches in the handball competitions of the 2019-2020 season with the old lists of clubs, noting that this decision violates local and international norms and regulations, and conflicts with the principle of equal opportunities.
Resorting to the Settlement and Dispute Resolution Committee
The Interim Committee that runs the Egyptian Handball Federation resorted to the Sports Settlement and Arbitration Committee last March to seek their opinion on the implementation of a proposal from two:
The first: The 2019-2020 season was canceled, with the league and cup title calculated based on the 2018-2019 season, and this means that Zamalek is the league’s champion and Al-Ahly is the cup champion.
The second: Continuing the season with the new lists due to the impossibility of completing it with the old lists
Zamalek: We want to win the cup
Hamada Abdel Bari stated in televised statements that the decision did not reach them officially, and when the decision arrives, the situation will be studied and the decision taken, adding I want to be the champion of the cup and not the league according to the Federation’s proposals that stipulate that Zamalek will be awarded the league and Al-Ahly title for the cup.
A new rejection of Zamalek
Zamalek announced his refusal to complete the league and cup competitions for the 2019-2020 season with the old lists, and this came in statements by Hassan Yusri, head of the handball system in Zamalek, on the official website of the White Club last March.
The final decision to unionize the hand
The Egyptian Handball Federation resolved the crisis of the Corona season, today on May 2 and issued its decision regarding the league and cup champions for the 2019/2020 season, and it was decided that Zamalek would be crowned in the league championship, provided that Al-Ahly would hold the cup title, due to the fact that Zamalek and Al-Ahly are the holders of the two championships for the 18 season / 19 “. Check here