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Zamalek faces $17.5 million in fines: Interim chairman

Zamalek has been facing difficulties on the managerial level since the suspension of the elected board headed by Mortada Mansour over financial irregularities since last November

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Monday 5 Jul 2021
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Zamalek Interim Chairman Hussein Labib said that the current financial fines on the club are estimated at $17.5 million, but he insisted that his board is in continuous trials to reduce this amount.

"The financial dues reached $17.5 million, but these fines are not final," Labib told ON Time Sports TV channel early on Monday.

Zamalek has been facing difficulties on the managerial level since the suspension of the elected board headed by Mortada Mansour over financial irregularities since last November.

Labib is the third interim chairman appointed by the sports ministry to take charge of the Cairo giants until the club's elections next September.

"Our legal team is following 16 different cases against the club from former players and coaches and we are in contact with all parties," the Zamalek chairman explained.

"We are continuing the work of our predecessors," he added.

Zamalek announced on Monday that the FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber decided that the club should pay a 450,000-euro fine for former Portuguese coach Jaime Pacheco, who is asking for 1.7 million Euros as compensation after being fired by the club's previous interim board.

Zamalek currently leads the Egyptian Premier league table with 61 points from 27 games, 19 points ahead of holders Ahly who still have seven games in hand.

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