Monday Aug 21, 2017. 14:39
Former Zamalek striker, Emmanuel Mayuka and his agent, Nir Karin are suing the Egyptian Premier League side for the player's termination
It is reported that the 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations top scorer has been released by the White Knights after the club's president, Mortada Mansour claimed they have reached a settlement over his late dues.
However, the claim has been refuted by his agent after speaking to an Egyptian website, KingFut. He also provided evidence they are suing Zamalek over wrongful termination of employment contract.
Mayuka joined Zamalek from FC Metz in 2016, but his arrival was not a smooth landing in Egypt.
A number of issues and criticism to the club had been made by the public due to Mayuka’s agent being Israeli, providing the long-standing political tension between Egypt and Israel.
In return, Zamalek reportedly refuted all claims of that being true, claiming that his agent was a Greek man by the name of Tzikas Athanasios.
“It is true. I’m Mayuka’s only agent and I signed with Zamalek and Mortada Mansour. I’ve talked to him many times and with his sons Ahmed and Amir Mansour,” said Karin.
“We sued them to FIFA and all Zamalek fans and people will know the truth, that the Mansour family is working with Israeli people.
“Tawfik Okasha, a former Egypt parliament member was banned from being in Egypt parliament because he met with the Israeli ambassador in Egypt in his house.
"At least he was brave enough to do it on camera and face the punishment.
“But the Mansour family lied to millions of people and did it under the table.
“Tzikas was just a fake agent to cover up for Zamalek. He wasn’t Mayuka’s agent and he did not sign the contracts.
“We are suing for €1.3 million, €300,000 of salary which they owe him for 18 months, €700,000 for the remaining dues of his three and a half year contract and another €300,000 for my commission which I have not been paid.”