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Mortada Mansour re-elected Zamalek president

Mansour will remain Zamalek president until 2021 after being elected for a second term

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 25 Nov 2017
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Mortada Mansour (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Mortada Mansour was officially re-elected as Zamalek football club president after a two-day rounds of elections that ended Friday.

The committee that supervised the elections announced Saturday morning that 43,550 of Zamalek's general assembly members voted in the elections; a record number in Egyptian football club elections history.

The 65-year-old Mortada took 26,544 votes to keep his position after beating archrival and former board member Ahmed Soliman who got 16,094 votes.

Ahmed Galal Ibrahim and Hani El-Ataal were elected as club vice presidents, beating Mansour's son Ahmed Mortada.

Outspoken lawyer Mansour, a highly controversial figure who is known for his fiery remarks and constant squabbles with opponents, was elected chairman of Zamalek for the third time on March 2014.

During Mansour's last term, Zamalek witnessed several achievements at both the sports and structural levels.

Zamalek's football team won the 2014/2015 Premier League title after 10 years of absence. The Whites also won three successive Egypt Cup titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016, besides the Super Cup title in 2016.

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