Zamalek coach Ihab Galal resigns from Cairo giants

Zamalek coach Ihab Galal resigns from Cairo giants
Zamalek player Mahmud Hamdy (L) in action against Zamalek vs USM Alger player Oussama Darfalou (R) during the African Champions League

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Apr 09, 2018. 12:30

New information coming through from Egypt is that Zamalek have parted ways with coach Ihab Galal who handed in his resignation.

Galal resigned from his post on Sunday after four months and 16 matches in charge and has confirmed his departure from the White Knights.

His departure comes after the Cairo giants slumped to a late 1-0 defeat by Maqassa in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday.

The defeat sees them losing three precious points in their race to finish second and earn a spot at next year's CAF African Champions League.

“I have handed in my resignation. I will not continue with Zamalek. It’s over,” Galal said.

The former ENPPI coach told reporters after the game that he quit his post and that he will not continue his mission with the club.

Galal was named as Zamalek coach last January as he replaced Nebojsa Jovovic, the new coach led the 2016 African finalists to seven wins out of 14 league games.

Under his guidance, the White Knights were also eliminated from the Confederation Cup round of 32 after losing 4-3 on penalties to Ethiopian side Welayta Dicha last month.

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