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State Council Court rules on exclusion of Mansour from Zamalek presidency in August

The State Council Administrative Court on Sunday set the session on August 15 to rule on the appeal filed by Mortada Mansour and demands to stop the decision to suspend the Zamalek Board of Directors.

Mansoue’s lawsuit urged against a move from the Directorate of Youth and Sports which included the formation of a temporary committee to manage and run the Zamalek Sports Club.

The appeal was lodged against Minister of Youth and Sports and the Executive Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Egypt’s Youth and Sports Ministry in late November decided to suspend and exclude Zamalek’s board, executive manager and financial manager from any club-related affairs until its investigations were over.

A statement said that the decision was based on the findings of a financial and administrative inspection committee, formed by the ministry in September.

The statement did not elaborate on the committee’s findings. However, it confirmed the presence of financial and other irregularities, which prompted the ministry to refer their report to the Public Prosecution.

Mansour is a controversial figure who held the presidency of Zamalek and a seat in the Egyptian House of Representatives, both of which he lost in 2020.

In November, Mansour lost his reelection to parliament after coming in sixth in the Mit Ghamr race. He claimed the elections were rigged and has appealed the results in court.

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