After CAF decision.. New move by Zamalek to save African participation

10:48 AM

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Written by: Mohamed Khairi

An informed source within the Zamalek club revealed the move of the White Board of Directors, in order to save the team’s participation in the African Confederation Championship next season and obtain the African licence.

Zamalek Club is currently suffering from the penalty of suspension of registration, due to non-payment of the dues of Moroccan Khaled Boutayeb, the team’s former player, as well as the assistants of the Portuguese Jesvaldo Ferreira, the team’s former coach.

Zamalek Club succeeded in winning the Confederation Championship last season, at the expense of Morocco’s RS Berkane, and decided to qualify for the tournament next season as title holders.

The Confederation of African Football decided to give Zamalek Club a new deadline of July 5th to regularize its situation and end the players’ cases related to financial dues in order to obtain the African license and participate in the tournaments next season.

The source explained in exclusive statements to the “Masrawy” website that Amr Adham, a member of the club’s board of directors, took official action and contacted Khaled Boutaib’s lawyer in order to reach an agreement on the schedule of his dues amounting to 2 million and 400 thousand euros.

The source explained that the club will pay the dues of the three Portuguese players, Ferreira’s former assistants, within hours, especially since they do not exceed $100,000.

The source concluded: “The Council is working hard to end the dues crisis and reconcile the situation before the African Union’s deadline expires so that it can participate in the African Championship next season.”

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