Zamalek’s football director Ibrahim Hassan affirmed that he and his brother Hossam, the head coach, are remaining in their positions with the Cairo giants.
More than 10 players have lodged a complaint with the Egyptian football association (EFA) due to a delay in receiving their salary, which aroused speculation that the technical staff decided to leave.
“We considered resigning because we were frustrated, but we decided against that for the sake of the club supporters,” Ibrahim said on a TV program on Sunday.
Zamalek is suffering a heavy financial crisis that caused the delay of the salaries for the employees, players and the technical staff.
The club’s president, Galal, threatened to ask the technical staff to play the coming Premier League game against Haras El Hodoud with the youth team players if the first team stars refused to complete their contracts.
“I held a meeting with the players to ask them to apologise and retract the complaint. If the club’s board asked us to play with the youth team, we will do that,” said Ibrahim, exactly.
“I am waiting for the players’ final decision. They must mend their relationship with the supporters, considering they lodged the complaint just before the crucial game against Tunisia’s Club Africain,” he concluded.
The Whites’ captain Abdul-Wahed El Saied, one of the players that sent the complaint, threatened to quit the club after it was reported that the twin will pull the captaincy armband.
According to the football director, the international goalkeeper is free to leave the club.
“We didn’t decide to pull the armband, but any way Abdul-Wahed can leave if he wants,” declared Ibrahim.