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Zamalek seek CAF's guarantees to face Esperance in Qatar

The Whites, who won the 2019 Confederation Cup, are set to play 2019 African Champions League winners Esperance of Tunisia

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 4 Feb 2020
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Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour has said he requires security guarantees from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in order for the team to play the African Super Cup against Tunisia's Esperance in Qatar.

"I'm waiting at the meantime for a pledge from CAF to secure Zamalek's mission in Qatar. If the state and the board members agreed to play the game, I wouldn't mind, but my opinion is not to travel," Mansour said at a press conference held at the club on Tuesday.

Mansour has repeatedly said that the team will not play the game due to the political rift between Egypt and Qatar, citing safety concerns for his team.

However, Zamalek's television channel announced on Thursday that the team had sent their squad list for the Super Cup game to the CAF.

In 2018, the CAF signed a three-year deal with Qatar to host the African Super Cup.

The Whites, who won the 2019 Confederation Cup, are set to play 2019 African Champions League winners Esperance of Tunisia.

According to CAF regulations, Zamalek may face up to a three-year ban if they boycott the game.

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