He added, “The Egyptian Football Association affirms that despite its respect for seeing all the elements of the competition, the current timing is the most appropriate to return again to entrust the task of managing the summit match to the Egyptian referees who always receive all the appreciation in African competitions They are always, positively and effectively present in its matches in its various championships. “
He continued, “The Egyptian Federation hopes that its competent rulers will find appropriate encouragement from all parties, as this improves the game.”
The statement stated that “the Egyptian Football Association, while emphasizing these meanings, sets its sights on the interests of all parties to the competition, the interest of the competition itself and the extent of its influence on Egyptian football in general, and in an effort to place it in its appropriate position in the world as it celebrates this year the 100th anniversary.” A year since its launch, which puts it in the ranks of advanced and the focus of attention of many countries. “
The statement concluded: “All these positive meanings make the Egyptian Federation confident of the support of all parties at all levels for this approach, which is time to adhere to it.”
The crisis of the referees of the summit match between Zamalek and Al-Ahly, which was postponed from the fourth stage of the Egyptian Football League, scheduled for April 18 at Cairo International Stadium, escalated after the Interim Committee for the Management of Egyptian Football announced that the management of the match had been assigned to an Egyptian international arbitration team, contrary to a previous decision of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Football Association The first to assign the arbitration of Al-Ahly and Zamalek matches in any local competition to a foreign refereeing team.
In response to the decision of the Football Association announced Alahli football club His refusal to appoint an Egyptian refereeing team, along with the necessity to appoint a foreign refereeing team to manage the match.
Also sent a committee in charge of managing Zamalek club An official letter to the Egyptian Federation objecting to the decision to assign the management of the next summit match to an Egyptian refereeing team.