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Egypt's Administrative Court refuses Zamalek's former president appeal against suspension

The Administrative court refers the case to the State Commissioners Authority after rejecting Mansour's appeal

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Feb 2021
Mortada Mansour
MP and Zamalek Chairman Mortada Mansour (Ahram)
Egypt's Administrative Court has rejected on Sunday an appeal by Zamalek's Former President Mortada Mansour against the sports ministry's decision to suspend his board over financial irregularities.
On 29 November, the sports ministry announced in a statement that Zamalek will be led by an interim committee after chairman Mansour and his entire board of directors were suspended.
"The ministry has decided to refer the financial violations mentioned in its report to the Public Prosecution," the ministry said at the time.
"It also decided to suspended Zamalek club's board of directors, on a temporary basis until the conclusion of the Public Prosecution's investigations or until the legal period prescribed by law for the board of directors expires, whichever is earlier," the statement added.
The Administrative court referred the case to the State Commissioners Authority after rejecting Mansour's appeal.
The outspoken lawyer Mansour, a highly controversial figure who is known for his fiery remarks and constant squabbles with opponents, was elected chairman of Zamalek in March 2014 before being re-elected for a second term in 2017.
The popular Cairo club, which is owned by the state, is currently under the oversight of the sports ministry.
Earlier in October, 68-year-old Mansour was also hit with a four-year suspension from performing any kind of sports-related activity alongside an EGP 100,000 fine by Egypt's Olympic Committee for repeatedly using an abusive language against many sports officials.
Zamalek currently lead the Egyptian Premier League table with 23 points from 10 matches, two ahead of holders and archrivals Ahly who still have one match in hand.
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