Mansour calls Micho out for Ahly defeat

African Football

Zamalek president Mortada Mansour, well known for his public outbursts and unfiltered statements has pin-pointed their Super Cup defeat to Al Ahly to 'Micho' amongst other things...

Mansour, in his five years at the five-time African champions has established a reputation as an eccentric character with a no holds barred approach to his leadership.

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With Milutin Sredojević being his 16th appointment within his stint at the White Knights, there have been suggestions that his one-year contract was further indication of the lack of job security.

But the Serbian's flawless start to life in Cairo dampened any notion that he'd become part of the statistics of the Egyptian giants.

However, two defeats in two, the first coming in the CAF Champions League to Senegalese side Generation Foot and now the Super Cup - has seen Mansour become increasingly vocal on the decision making of the former Orlando Pirates coach and the squad overall.

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"We lost due to a mistake in the starting lineup," Mansour told Al Hadath TV, as per KingFut when asked about the defeat.
 
"Obama needs rest and to stop participating. I don't know if it’s football saturation or exhaustion are the cause of his current form.
 
"This isn't the Ferjani Sassi we know. He needs a moment alone. Maybe he's not happy with something.
 
"I'm not sad because of the defeat. You [Micho] learn from your mistakes, now the Super Cup is over and now we have to focus on what’s coming.
 
"If Micho had started the game with the same lineup as the second-half, things would've been different. But 'if' it is the devil's work, we can't use it in football.
 
"I will have a meeting with Micho on Saturday to see his point of view and talk with the players.
 
"I want to congratulate Al Ahly and their fans. The most important thing is that the supporters were able to attend the game with no issues."

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