Zamalek Chairman Mansour Suspended Over Financial Irregularities


Zamalek's eccentric chairman Mortada Mansour and his entire board of directors were suspended over financial irregularities, the Egyptian sports ministry announced.

The ministry said in a statement that an interim three-man committee, headed by a judge at the Cairo Court of Appeals, will run the club until investigations into the financial irregularities are concluded.

"The ministry has decided to refer the financial violations mentioned in its report to the Public Prosecution," it said in a statement.

"It also decided to suspended Zamalek club's board of directors … on a temporary basis until the conclusion of the Public Prosecution's investigations ... or until the legal period prescribed by law for the board of directors expires, whichever is earlier."
The sports ministry did not provide more details on the irregularities.

Mansour, a controversial lawyer, was elected as Zamalek chairman in 2014 and won a second term in office in 2017.

Although Zamalek have won a handful of titles during his time in charge, including the domestic league in 2015 and the African Confederation Cup in 2019, he proved a divisive figure with some foul-mouthed outbursts on his critics.