Zamalek president suspends bonuses after shock loss to Enppi

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 26 Nov 2019

The Whites' next game will be a group stage match against TP Mazembe of Congo in the CAF Champions League

Zamalek lost 2-1 to Enppi on Monday (Photo: Zamalek's official facebook page)

Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour has sanctioned the team’s players after their embarrassing 2-1 defeat by last-placed Enppi on Monday.

The game had been postponed for more than a month due to the Africa U23 Cup of Nations tournament in Cairo, which was won by the Young Pharaohs.

Despite the long period which Zamalek could have invested in enhancing their strategies, they conceded the fastest goal of the season at only 23 seconds in, and failed to score during the match apart from a penalty kick.

They also failed to prevent their nets from receiving Enppi's winning goal in the final minutes.

"Zamalek’s board provided all the possibilities for success, there are no dues for any player. There is a greedy player that wants a contract of 20 million pounds, and will not make strife," Mansour said at a press conference on Tuesday.

"I have deducted 2 percent from each player for several reasons. The technical staff [also] made mistakes and will be punished after they return from Congo.

"There will be no bonuses for any player until the end of the season after yesterday’s farce. There will be no changes in contracts for any player," he added.

Zamalek is scheduled to travel to Congo on Wednesday in preparation for their first game in the group stage of Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Champions League against TP Mazembe Premiro de Agosto on Saturday.

Group A also includes Zambia’s ZESCO United.

Zamalek are currently fourth in the Egyptian Premier League table on 10 points.

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