Amin Atouchi (L) of Wydad Casablanca vies for the ball with Bassem Morsy (R) of Zamalek during the African Champions League (CAF) semi-final leg soccer match between Zamalek and Wydad Casablanca at Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Morocco, 24 September 2016. EPA/ABDELHAK SENNA
Wednesday Apr 19, 2017. 15:30
The Egyptian Football Association has issued a statement regarding the match involving Zamalek and Misr El-Maqassa last weekend.
The EFA Competitions Committee decided to rule against the White Knights as they failed to honour their Egyptian Premier League match last weekend.
Media reports in Egypt indicate that a recent dispute between Zamalek and EFA began after chairman Mortada Mansour revealed that his side won’t go to Petrosport Stadium to play the postponed game against El-Maqassa.
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The match was supposed to be played on April 15, but the EFA changed the date of the fixture because of security reasons as the match clashed with the Coptic Christians Easter holiday celebration.
EFA revealed on their official Facebook page that Misr El-Maqassa and Zamalek match result was accepted and the Competitions Committee considered El-Maqassa to be the game’s winner with two goals to none.
The KingFut website reports that three points will also be deducted from the White Knights in addition to a 200,000 EGP fine.
Furthermore, Mortada claimed that the game against El-Maqassa will be replayed and he said that Zamalek will be playing against Tala’a El-Gaish on Wednesday.