Zamalek chairman dedicates Egypt Cup triumph to 'Gaza martyrs'

Ahram Online, Sunday 20 Jul 2014

Zamalek president hopes Arab leaders will hold a summit to address problems in the region

Mortada Mansour
Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour (Photo: Ahram)

Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour has dedicated the Egypt Cup trophy to the victims of Israel's offensive in the Gaza strip following the White Knights' 1-0 victory over Smouha on Saturday.

An 89th-minute goal from Hazem Emam was enough to give Zamalek their second title in a row, just a few weeks after losing the Egyptian Premier League to arch-rivals Ahly.

"I dedicate the Egypt Cup to the martyrs of Gaza," Mansour told Abu Dhabi TV channel right after the game.

"I just hope to see Arab leaders hold a summit to address all the carnages in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Gaza."

More than 300 have died in Gaza after Israel launched air strikes, naval barrages and a ground assault in the Palestinian enclave. 

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