Khaled Refaat, former director of marketing and contracts at the white club, and responsible for resolving the registration crisis with the Egyptian Football Association, confirmed his success in lifting the ban on the registration of players for Zamalek Club after coordination with the International and Egyptian Federations.
Zamalek was sanctioned by the International Federation of Football "FIFA" last summer to prevent him from registering players due to non-payment of his former Ghanaian player Benjamin Atchimbong, in addition to not meeting the payment of $ 1.5 million to the Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon in the deal of player Mahmoud Abdel Razek "Shikabala".
Zamalek faced great difficulty in paying the required amount before the end of the summer transfer period due to a financial crisis going through, which made him unable to register any player before the start of the new season.
Zamalek is still strongly threatened with more penalties because of the installments due in other fines for other players, in addition to cases that are still pending so far waiting for the Egyptian club rulings.
End of crisis
According to what was announced by the official file to end the crisis of preventing registration in Zamalek Club, the White Castle is now entitled to register young players normally, in preparation for the registration of first-team players with the opening of registration next January.
Khaled Refaat said: "May God help us in opening the door of registration for Zamalek junior players, after communicating with the departments of player affairs and the legal department of the International Federation of Football to clarify the position of our club."
Refaat ended by thanking the officials of the Egyptian Federation for helping Zamalek end the crisis: "We found an understanding from Major General Mohamed Helmy Mashhour and Walid Attar and Hazem Imam, and the Egyptian Federation addressed its international counterpart in the framework of working to resolve the crisis."
Zamalek was about to terminate 3 deals during the summer, but came to prevent him from restriction to stop negotiations with the three players and their clubs, and by next January will return the white club to them in a new attempt to strengthen the ranks.
Zamalek targets Varco star Mahmoud Hamada in order to provide support to the midfield after the departure of more than one influential player during the past few seasons such as Tarek Hamed and Imam Ashour, and Tunisian Ferjani Sassi.
Colombian Juan Carlos Ossorez asked his club's management to sign midfielder Mohamed Shehata, if Hamada's deal is complicated, and the white club may include the duo due to the shortage he suffers in the position of midfielder.
The Whites also seek to include a striker urgently, and the technical committee of the white club concluded that Ahmed Amin "Ufa" ENPPI striker is the player that the team needs, but the contract with a foreign striker remains the first choice.