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Mohamed Farouk to officiate Zamalek vs El-Maqassa’s postponed game

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The refereeing committee led by Essam Abdel-Fatah chose Mohamed Farouk to officiate the postponed Zamalek game against Misr El-Maqassa.

Farouk will be assisted by Tahseen El Sadat, Mohamed Abo El-Regal and Mohamed Ali Shata as a fourth official.

Zamalek’s game against El-Maqassa in the first round of the Egyptian Premier League witnessed a lot of speculation after a clear penalty from a hand-ball wasn’t given to the White Knights, which led to their defeat and Zamalek’s President Mortada Mansour threatening to forfeit the league tournament because of the poor decisions given against his side.

The game was to be played on April 15, but the EFA changed the date of the fixture, citing security reasons. According to the Federation, the match collided with the Coptic Christians Easter holiday celebration.

Zamalek challenged this position and requested the EFA to postponed the match to April 18. A joint letter, with Misr El-Maqassa, was also presented to the Egyptian Football Federation, however, the EFA rejected their requests.

“The board will stick with its decision on playing the game on Sunday and that both club statements were declined.”

The board added: “The only reason which would make us postpone the game is when we receive a demand from Cairo Security Directorate or any of the security officials.”

Reporter at KingFut and a Broadcast Journalism senior at Misr International University.

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