Egypt court sets February 7 to decide on Mortada Mansour’s 2nd appeal against suspension

On Sunday, the State Council’s Administrative Court set February 7th as the verdict date of former Zamalek Sporting Club president Mortada Mansour’s appeal against his suspension, which was filed by Egypt’s Youth and Sports Minister.

This is the second case of that Mortada Mansour is part of appealing related to his suspension from the club.

The first decision was issued by the Egyptian Olympic Committee in October, wherein the committee suspended Mansour from sports-related activities for four years, fined him LE100,000, and called on the club’s management to elect a replacement president.

The second was issued by the Youth and Sports Minister in late November. The ministry decided to suspend and exclude the board, the executive manager, and the financial manager from any club-related affairs until the investigation is over.

A ministry 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 the report to Egypt’s Public Prosecution.

Mansour and his colleagues appealed both decisions in two separate cases at the Administrative Court.

The two appeals demand the cancellation of the decision to freeze the club’s board of directors, and the decision to form a temporary committee to manage and run Zamalek SC.

In November, Mansour lost 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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