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Egypt's Zamalek given final deadline to pay former player to avoid point deduction

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Nov 2018
Alexis Mendomo
File photo of Cameroon's Alexis Enam Mendomo (Reiters)
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Egypt's Zamalek have been given a final 90-day deadline by FIFA to pay the dues of former player Alexis Mendomo if they are to avoid being deducted points in the Egyptian Premier League.

The Cairo giants, who are the current leaders of Egypt's premier domestic competition, owe overdue payments to Cameroonian midfielder Alexis Mendomo and former Ghana striker Agogo, among others. Both men filed complaints with FIFA's disciplinary committee.

The FIFA disciplinary committee originally gave Zamalek a 90-day deadline last March to settle the payment but the club was given a respite after lodging an appeal with the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS).

However, CAS threw out the appeal last week, prompting FIFA to continue its disciplinary measures against the club, which is now in a healthy financial situation compared to when it struggled to fulfill its financial obligations towards the likes of Mendomo and Agogo from 2008 to 2013.

"The deadline of 90 days granted to the Zamalek Sporting Club in the decision taken by a member of the FIFA Discplinary Committee on 6 March 2018 shall start counting as from 31 October 2018," the world governing body said in an email sent to Zamalek, which was published by local media on Sunday.

FIFA also asked Mendomo to confirm that he had recently received $150,000 from Zamalek, who previously said they had reached an agreement with the 31-year-old to settle the overdue payment.

Local media reported that Zamalek still owe Mendomo and Agogo 550,000 euros each.

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