The committee running the Football Association rejected Al-Ahly’s request to bring in foreign referees for its next matches in the general league, and the committee insisted on completing the competition with Egyptian referees
A source at the Football Association revealed that the current committee completely refuses to bring foreign referees to any match in the league.
The management of the Al-Ahly Club sent a letter this morning to the Football Association requesting the appointment of foreign referees from the first European classification for all upcoming Al-Ahly matches, and that the club bear all financial costs, according to the competitions regulations «Article 110 c- In the event that any club requests the appointment of foreign referees for any match participating In it, and the Union agreed to fulfill its request.
This club is obligated to pay the costs of calling the referees, arbitration allowances, transfers, accommodation, etc. in foreign currency at least two weeks before the date of the match. – Article 111: The Federation shall bear the costs of bringing in foreign referees for important matches of public sensitivity for reasons of public security, which are determined by the Federation’s Board of Directors.
In the event of rejection, the club asked FIFA officials to show the truth to the public opinion and announce the reasons, especially that Al-Ahly will bear all the financial costs for that .. Al-Ahly also asked in his speech to clarify the matter about the intransigence that many touch.
And is it intended to push the club to resort to the International Football Association to reveal unjustified errors, whether “crude” arbitration to which it is exposed, or what came from amendments and arrangements in the match schedule without taking into account the principle of equal opportunities, especially since it has not been announced so far by the federation, why Al-Ahly started the second round of the league without playing its postponed match with Aswan from the first round.
This results in the Al-Ahly team playing two consecutive matches outside Cairo with Al-Mahalla and then Al-Ittihad in Alexandria before the summit match, and before the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final match scheduled for May 15th .. This came after the “crude” arbitration errors committed by a referee. The Al-Ahly match and Ghazl El-Mahalla yesterday, when it overlooked the calculation of a valid penalty kick for Mohamed Hani, the Al-Ahly player. He also overlooked the dismissal of the Ghazl El Mahalla defender, who had blocked Mohamed Sharif, the Al-Ahly striker, while he was alone in the goal.
In addition to the opponent’s scoring the winning goal from “Fawel”, it is incorrect, according to the testimony of all the refereeing experts .. In his speech, Al-Ahly listed some arbitration errors that left what is greater than question marks, in the fifth week of the league, and when the Al-Ahly team faced its opponent, Wadi Degla, the match ruling overlooked In the sixth week of the Ceramica Cleopatra match, the referee canceled a correct goal for Al-Ahly striker Mahmoud Kahraba, and in the eighth week of the Al-Ahly Bank match, the referee canceled a correct goal scored by Ayman Ashraf and Al-Ahly lost two points Equalize him in this meeting ..
In the tenth week of the Pyramids match, the referee canceled a correct goal scored by Walter Bwalia, and did not count a penalty in favor of Al-Ahly striker Mohamed Sharif. Al-Ahly loses two points by tying in this match..and the same mistakes were repeated in the Al-Mahalla match..and it was stated in Al-Ahly’s speech that he had previously addressed the Football Association several times on (1-18, 1-27, 2-3, 11-4-2021) to investigate the repeated arbitration errors against Al-Ahly, and the necessity A pause was found on this matter, and the principle of justice was established, and there was no response on the part of the Union.
Today’s speech also touched on the complaint of the unjustified intention of setting a pressurized match schedule, and in an unprecedented way for Al-Ahly, as the team plays a match every three days, which dropped many of its components due to injury and physical and mental exhaustion. This is what many saw as harsh punishment for Al-Ahly for its honorable representation of Egyptian football in continental forums, winning the Champions League last season, participating in the Club World Cup and winning the bronze medal.
This is in addition to the unfair arrangement of the match schedule, as Al-Ahly was supposed to play its match against Aswan, the rest of the first round, before we started the activities of the second round, but he found himself starting the activities of the second round, and instead of facing the Egyptian clearing team in the first round of this round, Similar to what happened in the first round, Al-Ittihad put the Ghazl El-Mahalla match in the second round instead, which is of course outside Cairo, then followed by the Al-Ittihad Alexandria match, outside Cairo, all this travel and trouble before the summit match, and the first-leg match in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.