A legal source in the Zamalek club revealed that the club’s legal strategy bet on two solutions with the International Sports Court, in the appeal to suspend the club from registration for two periods due to the case of the team’s junior Hossam Ashraf.
The source told FilGoal.com: “We are racing against time to convince the International Sports Court to set a date for an appeal against our penalty to stop the registration due to the Hossam Ashraf case before October 7.”
And he added, “We are betting on two solutions, the first is the acceptance of the appeal, and the issuance of a ruling to abolish the penalty before October 7, when the door for registration is closed, after we reach a settlement with the Cameroonian Academy.”
And he concluded, “The second solution is our request to the International Court of Sports to suspend the decision, so that it can decide on our appeal.”
Hossam Ashraf played 10 matches in the Zamalek first team shirt, during which he scored a single goal, which led Zamalek to victory over Egypt for clearing.
Amr Adham, a member of the Zamalek board of directors, had previously explained the details of the crisis, saying: “The club has no fault in it. The player did not have a contract with Zamalek and signed for an academy in Cameroon in order to market it in Europe.”
“And he signed a compensation with the Academy of 4 million euros, and after he signed for them, he went to the club, and Zamalek became in solidarity with him in the punishment.”
“We obtained a judgment of 220 thousand euros, and we are negotiating with the academy to reduce the compensation by paying a part and paying another if the player moves in the future.”