Zamalek quit Egyptian Premier League over refereeing

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Zamalek director general Alaa Mekled has announced the withdrawal of the White Castle from the Egyptian Premier League following their draw against Tanta.

Zamalek were up to a frustrating draw against Tanta at Mahalla Stadium. The Whites took the lead through Salah Ashour with a decent close-range volley, before Mohamed Gaber levelled things for Tanta off the penalty spot.

The game has seen controversial calls from the referee as Tanta were assigned two dubious penalty calls, one of them from which the hosts were brought back to the tie.

“Club president Mortada Mansour called me and informed me that the team will not continue in the competition in the presence of the current refereeing committee and the current EFA board,” Mekled told ON Sport.

“Based on this decision we refused to be available in the post game press conference and banned the players from giving any interviews and everybody is tied by this decision,” he added.

 

King Fut

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