Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports issued an official statement clarifying the fate of the position of head of the Zamalek club administration, after the Court of Cassation’s decision to reject Mortada Mansour’s appeal, and to uphold his one-month imprisonment sentence with work and enforcement, on charges of insulting and slandering the president of Al-Ahly club. Mahmoud Al-Khatib.
And Egyptian media outlets reported that the head of the “White Knight” had appealed before the Court of Cassation against the verdict of his imprisonment in his conviction of insulting and slandering the head of the “Red Genie” and members of its board of directors, in which the ruling was previously issued in one of them to imprisonment in presence for a month and another sentence to imprisonment for a year with suspension of execution. And consider the case for conflict of jurisdiction.
In its statement issued on its official website, the Ministry of Youth and Sports clarified the legal procedures followed in this regard, following the decision issued against Mortada Mansour.
And the ministry said: “While the guiding regulations in force in the Zamalek Club, in its Article No. 41, stipulated the cessation of membership from members of the board of directors in a number of cases, including in the event that a final ruling is issued against the member with a penalty restricting freedoms.”
And the ministry added: “While the guiding regulations in its Article No. 23 require that the club’s board of directors choose who will perform the work of the chairman of the board in his absence, and guided by the foregoing, the board of directors of the Zamalek club is the one who decides during its meeting to determine who will act as chairman of the board of directors.” Zamalek club during the coming period.
And the ministry concluded: “This is until the nearest general assembly to elect a president for the Zamalek club.”
Mortada Mansour assumed the presidency of the “White Knight” in several states, from 2005 until this year.