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Mortada Mansour: 99.9% I will resign after Cairo derby

Posted on February 8, 2016
Photo: Ahram website

Photo: Ahram website

president claimed that he will likely announce his resignation after the on Tuesday in the 17th round of the Egyptian Premier League.

Mansour previously stated that he would resign from his position if the match will be hosted at Borg El-Arab stadium, a venue that Zamalek did not approve. However, Mansour went along with the decision after meeting with the minister of interior, Magdy Abdel Ghaffar.

“99.9% I will be submitting my resignation after the derby,” Mortada confirmed to Dream TV channel.

The controversial president assured that he did not resign before the match as he doesn’t want to stress players.

“The minister of interior’s point of view was that the match should not be played in Cairo because of the tension that arose between Al Ahly’s board and Ultras Ahlawy following the complications that happened during the Port Said massacre memorial.”

He added that the minister told him that If the match was canceled, it might be thought that it happened because of  the group of fans that broke into the club, so for the sake of the country’s security, the match should be played in Alexandria.

“The meeting was not just about the derby but was also to discuss and find solutions to get fans back to the stadiums,” he concluded.

This is not the first time Mansour says the he will resign from his position, as he assured before that he won’t continue as the club’s president after celebrating the club’s win of the Egyptian Premier League last season.


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