The Disciplinary Committee decided to suspend Imam Ashour, the Zamalek player, for 12 games, as well as 5 of the 99 players in Zamalek for 8 matches, based on Al-Ahly’s complaint that he submitted to the Egyptian Football Association officials.
The disciplinary committee’s penalties included a fine of 200,000 Egyptian pounds for Zamalek club midfielder Imam Ashour, in addition to 100,000 pounds for the five-year-old youth team, born in 99.
Big debate about Jabaliya punishments
A source within the Egyptian Football Association stated in exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia” that Zamalek sent an appeal to the grievance committee against the disciplinary committee’s penalties, indicating that the committee has the right to adopt, cancel or reduce the penalty.
The source explained that Al-Ahly also sent an appeal against the Discipline Committee decisions regarding the video clip of Zamalek players after the two teams’ match in the Republic League, which was held last Sunday evening at Al-Ahly branch, Nasr City.
Zamalek: The decision to discipline is flawed
For his part, Zamalek Club spokesperson Amr Dardiri confirmed in exclusive statements to “Sky News Arabia”: “The Disciplinary Committee’s decision is tainted by anomaly because the committee’s regulation confirms that no decision must be taken except after an investigation or a hearing, which did not happen in The case of Zamalek juniors.
He continued: “The penalty issued against Zamalek players outside the list, how can a penalty issued against young players that no one knows know of 100,000 pounds and their contracts do not reach this amount in the first place? It is an illegal punishment.”
Regarding the steps that were taken regarding the Jabaliya decision, Dardiri comments: “We submitted an appeal to the Football Association’s Appeals Committee supported by all the texts of the clear regulations, and it is not the Disciplinary Committee because it is the last level of litigation in the Football Association.”
Regarding Al-Ahly’s appeal, Dardiri said: “All (Hindi films) are carried out by Al-Ahly club officials, in order to pressure the grievances committee to issue the largest penalty against Imam Ashour, because Al-Ahly is interested in an imam because of his previous incident with Walid Suleiman, and Al-Ahly’s appeal is basically not legal”.
And Dardiri added, “Our petition suspends the Disciplinary Committee’s decision until it is decided upon. We are awaiting the decision of the Grievances Committee, and if the decision does not do us justice, we will go to the Settlement Committee of the Olympic Committee.”
And when a Zamalek spokesperson asked about their possession of videos condemning Shabab Al-Ahly players, who were born in 99 and insulting the team, he said: “Yes, we have videos and we will present them.
Al-Ahly: Moral values are more important than championships
In the context, Jamal Jabr, head of the Al-Ahly club’s media system, commented to “Sky News Arabia”: “We paid the appeal fees to the Football Association (thirty-four thousand and two hundred).
Jabr explained Al-Ahly club’s position on the disciplinary committee’s sanctions, saying: “Regulations and laws must be applied without harmonization and balances because moral values are more important than heroism and victory.”