Mido ends threat to leave Zamalek over salary; hopes to join Maghreb Fes match

Mahmoud Elassal, Monday 7 May 2012

Zamalek's striker hopes to take part in the CAF Champions League match against Magrheb Fez after resolving his salary crisis with management

Zamalek's striker Ahmed Hossam (Mido) (Photo: Bassam El=Zoghbi)

Zamalek forward Ahmed Hossam "Mido" revealed that he will try to back his teammates in the friendly against Matahen on Monday after resolving the salary problems with the team's management.

"I will train by myself before taking part in the team's training session soon," Mido was quoted on the club's official website.

Zamalek are preparing to face Maghreb Fes in the second leg of the CAF Champions League round of 16 on 13 May, as the first leg finished with a 2-0 win for the Whites in Morocco.

"I will back Zamalek in the Maghreb Fes game ... I hope to take part in the clash," he added; his participation being contingent upon his form after missing out on the last training session and being absent in the first leg of the league match due to arguments with management.

Zamalek announced on their official site that they agreed with the 29-year-old striker to pay his salary after the player sent an official letter of complaint to the club's management asking for payment of LE4.7 million ($790,000) owed to him. Otherwise, he warned, he would take the issue to the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

During Sunday's meeting between the management and the player, Mido informed them that money is not the biggest offense. Mido complained throughout the meeting of his ill treatment by the club's president.

"We thank Mido for his rapport with the management, as he didn't speak about his delayed payment" Zamalek's vice president Sabri Serag said.

"Mido will join the team's training sessions on Tuesday after resolving the salary issue; he will support his teammates during the Maghreb Fes game" the vice-president confirmed.

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