Monday Dec 02, 2019. 10:00
A report has claimed that the players of embattled Egyptian Premier League side Zamalek have not been paid for four months as they continue to stumble through a disappointing 2019-20 season.
Inside World Football quotes an unnamed source as revealing that the White Knights, regarded as one of the biggest clubs on the African continent, are having cash-flow issues and that coach Micho Sredojevic is considering his position.
“How can the players be expected to perform, when they are not paid? How can the coach be expected to perform under these conditions? This is not how a club like Zamalek should be managed,” the source said.
Zamalek’s combustible club president Mortada Mansour will no doubt have something to say on the report, but the proof may be in the club’s results, which have been disappointing.
They have four wins and four defeats in their last nine matches, which includes losses to arch-rivals Al Ahly and a shock 2-1 domestic league loss to ENPPI last week.
That was followed by a 3-0 hammering at the hands of TP Mazembe in the CAF Champions League on Saturday.