Al Ahly reject schedule changes, boycott Arab competitions
Al Ahly have released a statement in which they rejected any changes in their domestic schedule as well as announcing they will boycott the Arab competitions.
Al Ahly have had a number of games postponed due to their commitment to continental and Arab competitions, which made them yet to face Zamalek in the Egyptian Premier League this season.
As a result, the EFA held a meeting on Wednesday in which they announced that some changes in the schedule will take place.
Three days later, a statement was released by Al Ahly after an urgent board meeting, which read: “We will stick to playing our games according to the current schedule that was set by the EFA on 8 January.
“Nobody complained then and we didn’t ask for any exceptions although we are playing every 72 hours and losing many players due to injuries.”
Al Ahly have also decided to file a complaint to the CAF after the attendance of Zamalek’s president Mortada Mansour at the EFA’s meeting despite his ban from all football-related activities for a year.
They concluded by saying that they will boycott the Arab competitions in the future due to the president of the Arab Federation Turki Al Sheikh “repetitive abuses” towards the club.
“The board under the presidency of Mahmoud Al-Khattib has decided to boycott all Arab competitions due to the repetitive abuses from the current president of the Arab Federation towards Ahly’s board, its members and its fans,” the statement read.
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