Al Ahly team on the Cairo Stadium pitch - FILE Al Ahly team on the Cairo Stadium pitch - FILE

Absent Zamalek loses to Al Ahly in unplayed Cairo Derby

Mon, Feb. 24, 2020
Zamalek was absent from Al-Ahly's match in Cairo Stadium in the postponed match of the fourth round of the Egyptian League.

The Egyptian Football Association stated that it is in the process of executing the official decisions after events happened in the unplayed match.

The Egyptian Association stated: "We regret this scene. We will apply the regulations. We communicated the security and it became clear to us that there were no obstacles preventing the teams' buses from reaching the match field. "

Lithuanian Gediminas Mazika, referee of the Al-Ahly and Zamalek match, ended the postponed match from the fourth week of the Egyptian League, announcing the withdraw of Zamalek after being absent.

The match, which was scheduled to be held at 07:30 PM on Monday evening, was postponed for an hour to be held at 08:30 PM due to weather conditions. Which was not enogh for Zamalek to reach the stadium.

However, Al Ahly team was on the pitch as well as the referee who waited for 20 minutes before ending the match.

Zamalek team was supposed to face Al Ahly with a mixture between the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 teams at the White Castle.

No element of the first team was present on the bus. Zamalek’s coaching staff consisted of Ahmed Abdel Maksoud, the coach of the 2001 team, with Amr Fahmy, the coach of the 1999 team.

In addition to Ahmed Abdel-Raouf, the general coach of the 2001 team, Ayman Al-Taweel, the 2001 goalkeeper coach, in addition to Mahmoud Maghawry, the 2001 team manager in Zamalek.
 
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