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Mortada Mansour: nine players could leave Zamalek

Posted on May 25, 2015


Mortada Mansour

Zamalek chairman, Mortada Mansour, confirmed that nine players want to leave the White Castle this summer, and that Shikabala‘s return to the White Knights is almost impossible.

Speaking to an Egyptian TV channel, ’s chairman confirmed that 9 players are willing to depart the White Castle following the conclusion of the season, mainly due to limited game time.

“We currently have 9 players who are willing to leave the team at the end of the ongoing season, namely Reda El-Azab, Abdoulaye Cissé, Saleh Mousa, among others,” he said.

It is worth noting that Zamalek had strengthened their sqaud with 18 new players during last summer’s transfer window.

Former Ittihad El-Shorta right back Reda El-Azab is yet to feature for Zamalek since signing for them last summer.

Mansour added: “Everyone is criticising me because I’m trying to buy quality players whilst there are a lot of unused players in the current squad. I’m just doing what’s best for the team.”

When asked about Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneim, he stated that Zamalek have no problem with ENPPI or Gouna’s board, and that the club is trying to acquire the services of the league’s best players to win the title.

On the other hand, when asked about Zamalek’s former playmaker, , Mansour pointed out that ’s return is almost impossible due to the accumulation of debt on the 30-years old star.

He said: “Shikabala’s attitude is completely different now, I hope he can sign for another club at the moment.”

“His return to the team is difficult, the player owes us 5 million pounds, in addition to owing Sporting Lisbon 10 million pounds. Therefore, his return to the club right now is almost impossible,” he added.

“I hope Shikabala ends his professional career at his boyhood club, Zamalek,” Mortada concluded.

It’s well worth mentioning that Shikabala signed for Sporting Club on last summer’s transfer deadline day, before going AWOL following his exclusion from the team’s Champions league squad.


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