The crisis related to the plane of the Egyptian club Zamalek witnessed new developments in the last hours, despite the team’s arrival in Senegal to face the Tongeth team.
Zamalek will be a guest to Tounjeth, on Tuesday, in the second round of the group stage of the African Champions League.
Before the match, the Zamalek mission went through an exhausting trip to Senegal, which lasted for a whole day, due to the delay in traveling from Algeria through Mauritania for administrative reasons, prompting the club to confirm the prosecution of the private airline on which the team’s mission boarded its flight.
Zamalek plane crisis
Hussein Al-Samri, a member of the Executive Board of Zamalek Club, defended the choice of the private company to carry the team on his flight, instead of EgyptAir.
Al-Samri wrote in a post on the social networking site “Facebook”: “The club’s management has taken correct administrative procedures, through a limited bidding between 3 companies.”
And he went on: “The prices offered were 89 thousand dollars from the first company, 103 up to 120 thousand from the second by adding fees, and 95 thousand to 107 thousand from the third.”
He added, “Certainly as long as there is a legal tender, we will choose the lowest price, especially since the price difference in fees, hospitality and subsistence throughout the flight period was borne by the company.”
He continued: “In addition, we inspected the plane through videos, and the company had previously transferred the Al-Ahly team, the youth or youth team, and teams that participated in the 2019 African Nations Cup.”
Al-Samri concluded his remarks by stressing that Zamalek will sue the company during the coming period, to compensate the club for the damages it suffered.
For his part, Mohamed Gamal, head of the private airline that transported Zamalek to Senegal, commented on the attack on the company in the last hours.
Gamal confirmed in press statements that the company has been operating in the Egyptian market for nearly 20 years, and is not unknown, as some claim.
Gamal stressed that the reason for refusing to cross Zamalek from Mauritania is an internal affair in the Mauritanian territory, despite the extraction of all the necessary statements in this regard, stressing that the plane could not take off from Cairo if those permits were not obtained.
Jamal confirmed that the Mauritanian control tower prevented the pilot from crossing, to preserve the lives of the Zamalek players, and not because of an administrative defect.
As for the truth of the company’s name, Mohamed Gamal confirmed that it was rented to a major Tunisian company, and the owner of the company put a “Ferial” sticker on it to love his daughter, without removing this post, which is why followers called her this name on social media.
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