Zamalek fans call for Mansour sacking

Zamalek fans call for Mansour sacking
Zamalek's White Knights

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 18, 2017. 15:30

Zamalek supporters have vented their anger towards the club's chairman Mortada Mansour as they want him to quit the club.

Reports indicate that the White Knights faithful are angry after Mansour forced the club not to honour a postponed Egyptian Premier League fixture on Sunday.

Following the failure to play against Misr el-Maqassa, the Egypt Football Association (EFA) has awarded the points to Al Makasa, who arrived to play the game.

On the other hand, Zamalek will also get a fine as well as see three points deducted from them at the end of the season.

Although both teams reportedly asked for the match to be played in midweek as they felt it was also too soon after two Coptic Christian churches were attacked on 9 April, the EFA refused that request and scheduled the game for Sunday.


Zamalek's largest supporters' group the, Ultras White Knights have since released a statement on social media demanding Mansour's resignation.

They blame the chairman for the clubs problems and have asked fans, ex-players and everyone from Zamalek to 'save the club from Mansour'.

Others said via Twitter, "this is now Mansour and his sons' club and no longer Zamalek."

Another fan added "we need who stop this man and save our club."

Former Egypt international Mido, who also played and coached the club, is also concerned at what is happening at Zamalek.

"Fighting and winning is the only way to end your suffering, I can't understand why they wanted to postpone the match," he tweeted.

It is not the first time that Mansour has courted controversy, in 2015, Mansour withdrew the team from the league.

The outspoken boss has a reputation for sacking coaches who fail to impress with none of the last five permanent bosses have lasted more than 17 matches.

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