Crises befall Zamalek’s normalising committee

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The normalising committee of Zamalek SC has begun handling some important issues, after it officially took over the task following the departure of the club’s president Mortada Mansour.

Zamalek have registered 29 players in the team’s squad on Tuesday, leaving only one place on the list, along with four substitutions.

They have shown their preference to place all players on the list until further notice, due to the lack of time and the inability to discuss the offers that some players received in the recent period.

An official source inside the club confirmed that the four players that have been nominated to leave Zamalek before the second list are: Karim Bambo; Mohamed Hassan; Mohamed Abdel Salam; and Mostafa Fathi.

Zamalek currently has five new places left on its second list, which will be sent early next week to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

Meanwhile, Pyramids SC has expressed its interest in signing a contract with Mustafa Fathy, while Al-Masry opened a line of negotiations with Karim Bambo and Mohamed Abdel Salam. The National Bank of Egypt SC has sent an official offer to Zamalek for Mohamed Hassan.

For his part, Ayman Younes, head of Zamalek’s Football Management Committee, said that some names may be replaced. He indicated that there are some players with whom Zamalek has made great strides in terms of negotiations during the winter transfer period.

He said, “If there is a good surplus in the budget, we will contract new deals, and if not, we will be satisfied with those in the ranks of the White Knights.”

He indicated that Zamalek is currently seeking to pay the players’ late dues before considering contracting new deals.

On the other hand, the intention is to persuade the club’s Tunisian forward, Ferjani Sassi, to reduce the value of his contract in the near future. This is due to the current lack of material resources within the Zamalek club, and will help the club to renew the contract at the same amount.

The Tunisian player has agreed to receive the same value to renew his contract with the team, which approaches EGP 33m per season. 

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