Misr al-Makassa shows up in Petrosport Stadium – Archive photo
CAIRO – 17 May 2017: A case against the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) over its alleged bias involving rival clubs Zamalek and Misr el-Makassa was accepted by Cairo’s Administrative Court on Wednesday.
The court set June 4 for a hearing session on the complaint filed by Zamalek's Chief Mortada Mansour against EFA.
EFA imposed sanctions on Cairo’s Zamalek Sporting Club, after its team had failed to show up in a 15 April match against Fayoum-based Misr el-Makassa. Zamalek was fined 200,000 EGP and docked three A-League competition points.
Earlier in March, Misr el-Makassa beat Zamalek 1-0, after the latter had been “denied penalty kick” in their first league fixture. Mansour later threatened to withdraw from the competition, unless the game is replayed. EFA rejected the idea, and Zamalek has not officially withdrawn from the league.
(EFA)’s appeals' committee also set Sunday, May 21, to hear from the chairmen of the two clubs.