Al Ahly threatens league withdrawal
Posted: 4 September 2018 Time: 18:00
Al Ahly have threatened to withdraw themselves from the Egyptian Premier League after the recent controversy surrounding match officials.
The 40-time league Champions have threatened to make a bold decision in an official statement after the recent board of directors meeting with the Egyptian Football Association.
This, after domestic rivals Entag El Harby had held Al Ahly to a goalless draw in the fifth fixture of the Egyptian Premier League, a game that was marred by questionable officiating.
In the encounter, with referee Ibrahim Nour El-Deen in charge, the Red Devils were denied a clear penalty and a legitimate goal ruled out from Momen Zakaria.
"Al Ahly state they categorically refuse the blatant mistakes which were committed by Entag El Harby match referees, calling for the EFA to urgently hold an investigation with them and put things in their right place once again in order to continue in the competition," the statement read, as quoted by KingFut.
The Egyptian Premier League title holders also asked the EFA to reconsider the assigning of these referees in the upcoming league games and look into the implementation of Video Assistant refereeing to rectify such issues in future.
With allegations of bias and potential bribery, the eight-time CAF Champions League winners have proposed to subsidise foreign officials if needed.