Zamalek breaks silence on Carteron's future

African Football

Zamalek boss Hussein Labib insists the club is still fuly behind head coach Patrice Carteron after the Cairo Derby loss to Al Ahly.

The defending Egyptian Premier League champions suffered their first loss of the new campaign after going down 5-3 to Pitso Mosimane's charges on Friday night.

While there was no word from the Zamalek camp after the game as Carteron skipped his post-match duties, the club have now broken their silence to give the Frenchman their support.

“We fully trust the coaching staff, support them, and know their ability and the players’ ability to return to victories, god willing, despite the loss in the derby,” Labib told the club’s official website.

Labib reveals the club also laid a complaint against the offficial match commentator, who they feel was biased towards to the Red Devils.

“We decided to file an urgent complaint against the biased match commentator to the concerned authorities,” he added.

“We invite the officials of Tazkarti [ticket providers for the Egyptian Premier League games] to discuss the chaotic organization of the match, which everyone saw.

“The committee will submit an urgent complaint regarding the abusive chants of Al Ahly fans during the match."

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