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Ahly bans board members from commenting on club's affairs on social media after controversy

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Sep 2019
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Ahly's management decided on Sunday to prohibit all board members from commenting on the club's affairs on social media platforms.

The move came after the controversy caused last month by Ahly board member Rania Elwani's response to fans who voiced criticism of the recent signing of Swiss tactician Rene Weiler.

"The club's management have agreed to prohibit the board members, officials, executive management, medical staff and the club's channel employees from commenting on the club's affairs on social media platforms," read a statement by Ahly's management.

"They have also been banned from sharing any news about the club or any topics related to the club," the statement added.

Early this month, some Ahly fans criticised on Twitter the board's decision to hire Weiler after the dismissal of coach Martin Lasarte in August, arguing that Weiler had a weak CV that did not meet their expectations.

Board member Elwani, a former Egypt women's swimming team champion, defended the board's decision to hire Weiler on her Twitter account, saying that he is a good manager who can win trophies, which caused major backlash from many fans."his achievements with his previous teams, his strong personality, preferring stability and being ambitious. Weiler has what it takes to realise the aspirations of the Ahly fans on the domestic and continental levels."

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