South Africa Sport Minister angered by Sundowns poor treatment in Egypt
South Africa’s Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has expressed his discontent of the treatment the Mamelodi Sundowns team has been receiving in Egypt ahead of their crucial return leg match against Zamalek in CAF Champions League final.
Sundowns managed to prevail over Zamalek with a big 3-0 victory in Pretoria and are hoping to achieve a positive result in Alexandria in order to lift the Champions League trophy for the first time in their history.
The Brazilians have launched a complaint against Zamalek after they were denied access to a training facility from the hosts. Mbalula stated on Friday that he condemns such behaviour.
“We have liaised with our Embassy for intervention and sort things out. This was unexpected. I have noted with grave concern reports coming from Egypt that Sundowns could not train,” Mbalula said in a statement on his official Twitter page.
“We are upset of such behaviour and condemn it in the strongest terms, these actions have made prestigious championships like the CAF ones not to be respected. All football loving people must frown upon such incidents.” he added.
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