Zamalek refuse to travel to Qatar for Super Cup
Zamalek refuse to travel to Qatar for Super Cup

Zamalek refuse to travel to Qatar for Super Cup

Zamalek have insisted they will not travel to Qatar come February for the African Super Cup.

Zamalek, winners of the Confederation Cup is due to play CAF Champions League holders Esperance of Tunisia in the African Super Cup in February.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Zamalek president Mortada Mansour wonders why two African teams will travel out of the continent to play in Qatar.

"We are two African teams, why should we play in Asia?" he questioned at a press conference on Tuesday.

"I don't understand why Caf (Confederation of African Football) wants to play the Super Cup in a country who is an enemy to Egypt.

"Zamalek board members discussed the issue and decided not to play in Qatar. I am disappointed that Esperance have agreed to play there."

According to BBC, Egypt was one of the Gulf states that severed diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it of destabilising the region.

However, Mortada leaves it in the hands of the Egyptian government to take a final decision.

"At the end of the day it is up to the Egyptian authorities if they want to reverse the decision and if they have another opinion we will respect that," he added.

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