Egyptian court orders replay of Zamalek game against Maqassa
Egypt’s Administrative Court has ordered on Tuesday a replay of Zamalek game against Misr El-Maqassa, slamming the decision of Egypt’s FA who declared Maqassa as winners.
Zamalek had failed to show up at Petrosport Stadium for their game against Maqassa in gameweek 22 of the Egyptian Premier League, after a dispute with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) over changing the match date without officially informing them.
EFA’s Competitions Committee penalised Zamalek by registering the game as a 2-0 win for Maqassa and declared it’s going to deduct three points from the White Knights at the end of the season.
The White Castle chairman Mortada Mansour then rejected the EFA’s decision and lodged a lawsuit against the minister of youth and sports and the chairman of the EFA, insisting the game will be replayed.
Zamalek currently sit third in the league table on 60 points, seven behind second-placed El-Maqassa with three games remaining, while Al Ahly have already secured the league title.
The EFA is yet to officially reveal their decision following the court ruling as FIFA rules prohibit government intervention in football affairs.
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