After withdrawing from the “Cairo Derby”… 4 penalties against Zamalek

On Tuesday, several Egyptian media outlets published a letter from the Professional Clubs Association addressed to Zamalek Club, containing sanctions against the Al-Asmi club against the backdrop of its decision not to play its traditional rival, Al-Ahly, in the Premier League.

According to the website “Felgol“And a newspaper”Egyptian today“The Association decided to consider Zamalek defeated by a score of two goals to zero, and deducted 3 points from its score, in addition to the points of the match in which it was considered defeated. The letter also explained that the Club Association decided to “punish everyone involved in the decision to withdraw.”

The letter, which includes 4 decisions taken against Zamalek, includes imposing a financial penalty to be determined by the Board of Directors of the Professional Clubs Association at a later time.

The Egyptian Professional Clubs Association did not officially announce its decisions.

Zamalek decided not to play the summit match against Al-Ahly in the 27th week of the Egyptian Premier League, justifying this by the absence of the principle of equal opportunities due to the irregularity of the league matches.

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On Monday evening, Zamalek issued a statement announcing that it would not participate in the summit match, justifying this by “compelling circumstances” that prevented it. The club said in its statement that it would not participate in the match “due to the absence of the principle of equal opportunities established by the rules and principles of football.”

The statement added: “The administration pledges to return to honorable football competitions in our league in the near future, which we revere and respect. We value the efforts of all parties that support the football industry in Egypt. Indeed, we wished that we would never be absent from the stadiums.”

On the other hand, Al-Ahly club confirmed in a statement, on Monday, that it had received a letter stating that the summit match would not be held and that it was considered a winner by two goals for free.

The Egyptian competition suffers from irregularity in programming matches and the failure to determine the rest of the postponed matches for the clubs, most notably Al-Ahly and Zamalek.

Zamalek issued a statement on June 17, in which it demanded an investigation into “flagrant arbitration violations” during its match against the Egyptian club, which ended with the latter winning by two clean goals.

The club also confirmed that it “will not participate in any of the second round matches of the league before the competing teams complete all the first round matches, according to the logical order away from personal interference.”

The statement also called for “the appointment of an impartial committee from outside the Board of Directors of the Football Association and the Club Association to reorganize and arrange the league matches in a way that ensures complete neutrality.”

Pyramids Club leads the competition with 62 points from 25 matches, followed by Al-Ahly club in second place with 45 points from 19 matches (after calculating the points from the Zamalek match). Al-Masry Club comes third with 42 points from 26 matches, while Zamalek occupies 11th place with 31 points from 21 matches ( After deducting the three points.

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