Zamalek beat Kenyan Toxer with a clean goal in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.
Hossam Al-Mandouh said in statements to Ontime Sports, “All the samples of the players and the Zamalek device are negative and they will be subject to a new smear upon arrival in Egypt.”
He added, “There will be immediate rewards for the players according to the list after the effort they made in today’s match, in addition to a special reward as a thank you for the effort. Everyone made a great effort today, including players and technical staff, and there is great discipline among the group.”
He continued, “Traveling before the match with enough time helps to prepare better before the match and provides more opportunity for the technical staff to reach the best possible combination.”
“We could have won more goals, but given that we are at the beginning of the season on the pitch, the result is good.”
And he added, “The absence of the Egyptian general coach may cause a problem? I did not feel any shortcomings with my presence near the mission, of course there will be more effort on the coach. I spoke with Carteron today about the matter and I felt more comfortable in the current situation.”
And he concluded, “Carteron did not speak with us to ask for the return of Osama Nabih, the situation is stable so far, but we are on the verge of the league’s return, so we will hold another session with him in the presence of Hussein Labib, and if we need the presence of a general coach, we will do that.”
Hossam Al-Mandouh said again in statements to On Time Sports 2: “The dressing room damage in Kenya? I don’t know why, I asked Carteron about the matter and he told me that he was in the press conference at the time. We will investigate the matter to find out the reason for what happened and we will respond after that and if there is an error We will apologize in order to maintain good relations.”
The media official in the Kenyan Tusker Club published some pictures from inside the Zamalek dressing room, showing some broken glass and damage inside the room.
It is noteworthy that the return match will be held on the twenty-second of October at the Army Stadium in Borg El Arab.