FILE - Zamalek club chairman Mortada Mansour
CAIRO - 26 February 2020: The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Zamalek after the squad failed to show up at Cairo stadium for the Cairo derby against Al Ahly, slated for Monday.
Under the sanctions, Zamalek shall be obliged to pay an LE 200,000 fine and three points are set to be deducted from their total final points at the end of the Egyptian Premier League season.
Al Ahly were also considered winners of the match with a 2-0 result, the EFA said.
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.
Additional reporting by MENA