During the last hours, press reports and publications spread on social media platforms, indicating the Portuguese club's rejection of Zamalek's last offer to pay the required amount of money, estimated at about one and a half million dollars, in light of the Egyptian team's need to strengthen its ranks during the next January transfers.
Adham confirms to the site "Sky News Arabia", that "negotiations are going with Sporting Lisbon at a reassuring pace, and there is no truth to what was rumored about the objection of the Portuguese club to the proposals submitted by the Board of Directors of Zamalek to solve the problem that troubles the club during the recent period."
The beginning of the crisis
Shikabala had moved to Sporting Lisbon in 2014 on a 4-and-a-half-year contract for $ 257,45, with a penalty clause of <> million euros, and after a year and a half the relationship between the Egyptian player and the technical staff worsened, to return to Zamalek again.
Zamalek got the player's services for $ 650,<> in payments, but did not pay the dues, prompting the Portuguese party to file a complaint to the International Federation of Football "FIFA", and last July the Egyptian Football Association received a notification to suspend the restriction on Zamalek club until the end of his crisis with Sporting.
Cooperation of all parties
Adham, who is leading the file of communication with Sporting and solving the crisis of suspension of registration with the club, explains that the board of directors of Zamalek has made many contacts with the Portuguese team, to present proposals for the payment of the fine, pointing to "full cooperation between all parties."
Zamalek suffered a financial crisis in recent months, which cast a shadow on the delayed salaries of the club's employees, as well as the non-payment of players' dues in a number of games, such as football, handball and basketball, and the stalled start of the establishment of the new branch of the club, before a breakthrough with the election of a new board of directors last October.
Zamalek dusted off the seizure crisis on its assets in various Egyptian banks earlier this month, after negotiations with various parties, including the Tax Authority, according to club spokesman Ahmed Salem, so that it has the ability to complete financial transactions normally.
Waiting for a reply
Adham adds: "We are now waiting for Sporting Lisbon's response and to learn about the result of the contacts that took place between us in the last period, and until the present moment we do not need to travel to Portugal in order to solve the problem of the fine."
The Lisbon fine is not the only obstacle to ending the suspension of the registration of Zamalek, as FIFA announced the same decision due to a complaint from the Nigerian club Lyon, to obtain the right to sponsor the player Samson Aquinola, as well as the demand of the Egyptian club Wadi Degla for $ 7500,<> in exchange for the right to sponsor Senegalese Ibrahima Ndaye.
Adham noted to Sky News Arabia that "the most important step at the moment is to finalize the fine for Sporting Lisbon and reach an agreement suitable for everyone," noting that the rest of the files related to the suspension of registration will be dealt with immediately by the Board of Directors to close this difficult file.
In the event of the completion of agreements with all clubs in dispute with Zamalek, FIFA will be notified to inform it of the developments that have taken place, and reach a settlement or payment of dues, so that the suspension of the restriction on the Egyptian club is lifted so that it can conclude new deals.