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Zamalek fans launch initiative to fund Sassi’s new contract

Zamalek fans launched an initiative on social media to donate to the club’s treasury to fund the new contract of the club’s Tunisian midfielder Ferjani Sassi.

The club’s interim board failed to meet the financial demands of the Tunisian midfielder and he did not sign a new contract with the White Knights yet.

Sassi asked for €2 million wages a year, which the board failed to meet in light of the difficult financial situation that the club suffers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zamalek fans launched the initiative to fund the player’s contract through selling the player’s signed jersey.

The player is keen to leave the Egyptian giants after receiving many offers from Emirati and Saudi clubs that offered more money to sign the player. 

On the other hand, Hazem Fatouh, the agent of Zamalek’s defender Abdullah Gomaa, stated that the player is keen to leave the club after the board failed to reach an agreement with him to renew his contract that ends next season. Fatouh revealed that the player is close to leaving the club to joinone of the clubs in the Gulf, which caused controversy between the club fans.

On the other hand, Zamalek players tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of their journey to Senegal to face Tuengueth in the second round of the CAF Champions League group stage.

Zamalek will return back to training on Saturday after the club’s head coach Jaime Pacheco gave his players a 24-hour rest from training.

Pacheco is set to announce the team’s squad that will travel to Senegal after Saturday’s training session. 

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