Mohamed El-Etreby, Vice-Chairman of the Interim Committee for the Administration of Zamalek, revealed the position of Zamalek on the issue of preventing the team from being registered, and the reason for contracting with Hamdi El-Naqaz.
El-Etrebi said in statements to Ontime Sports 1: “The problem of preventing Zamalek from being registered has nothing to do with the financial crisis. The suspension of the restriction from FIFA because of the case of Hossam Ashraf.”
He added, “Hossam Ashraf’s fine was reduced to $200,000. We paid 100,000 and the remaining 100,000 will be paid on time, and the registration problem is on the way to being resolved.”
El-Etreby continued, “When we arrived at the club in May, the Zamalek players had only received 20% of their salaries. Now they have received 80% of their dues, and we will pay the rest of the percentage during the next few period.”
And he continued, “As for the technical and administrative staff, they have already received all their dues until the end of August, and only the reward for winning the league will be paid to everyone soon.”
The vice-chairman of the Zamalek Administration Committee continued, “If that committee was looking at the elections, we would not have contracted with Hamdi Al-Naqaz. We would have paid the money that we paid him in something else and we will leave after a month or a month and a half, and Zamalek is involved in the amount owed to him.”
And he continued, “We contracted with Al-Naqaz, and in return he gave up the case and received part of his dues, with the rest of the amount being paid in installments over 18 months, and we also paid the dues of Pacheco’s assistants.”
Al-Etrebi continued, “If Hamdi Al-Naqaz continues with the team, he will be a strong addition to the right-back position, and he may be sold or loaned according to the vision of the technical staff, and he has complete freedom.”
He concluded, “There is a great understanding between us and Ashraf Bencharki, and we want to extend his contract for a period of 3 years. Unlike Ferjani Sassi, who we have not met since our arrival, and despite that we paid his dues. We seek to renew the contracts of 8 players in Zamalek whose contracts are close to expiring, as we did with Al Wench and Obama.”
Zamalek is preparing to face Aswan in the semi-finals of the Egypt Cup, with a date to be determined later.