Mansour on Pitso after 'stolen' trophy

CAF Champions League

Zamalek SC president Mortada Mansour claims Pitso Mosimane was tactically outclassed as Al Ahly 'stole' the CAF Champions League title.

Mansour was prohibited from entering the Cairo International Stadium on Friday as Ahly secured their record ninth African Champions League crown with the 2-1 victory in the Derby of the Century.

And on Sunday it was confirmed by the Ministry of Sport that he and the entire board has been suspended pending investigation to financial irregularities within the Sports Club.

The controversial leader who too has been voted out of Egyptian parliament did manage to send a message to the White Knights faithful via his official Facebook account and hailed the squad for their display against the Red Devils.

"You are men and heroes. For the first time, Zamalek fans are not sad about losing a championship, but because of what happened," Mansour said.

"They have stolen the championship from you, [Jamie] Pacheco surpassed Mosimane technically and tactically, not with my testimony, but with everyone else's testimony."

Mansour went on to criticise Ahly's players for allegedly refusing to acknowledge the club's vice-president during the awarding of their winner's medals.

"I should congratulate Al Ahly, but I congratulate Al Ahly on whether to change the ruling, or on the entry of Al-Ahly fans when the president of Zamalek was not allowed in the stadium, or for Al Ahly players to receive instructions not to greet Ahmed Jalal Ibrahim during his presence on the stage."

Zamalek face off against El Gaish today for a place in the Egyptian Cup final, where they could meet the Club of the Century as they take on Al Ittihad.

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