Dr. Mohamed Osama, head of the medical system in Zamalek and who is currently in Senegal, revealed the scenes of the team’s crisis that was stuck in Algeria airport and the inability to reach Senegal until the current time to face Tounjeth, scheduled for next Tuesday in the framework of the second round of the African Champions League groups ’round.
“There is no crisis in the plane, and the issue is limited to the flight permit, and the plane was on its way to Mauritania, but Mauritania refused and the pilot was forced to return to Algiers airport,” Mohamed Osama said in his statements to Zamalek TV.
The doctor added, Zamalek, “There is no administrative crisis, and the matter is limited to flying, and the players do not have the Internet and there is no network while they are at the airport in Algeria, and they spend their time sleeping in the plane and moving around its surroundings only, and they will eat breakfast.”
And Osama continued, “The latest developments in the matter are that moving from Algeria through Mali and this matter will cause the length of the trip for approximately 5 hours to reach Senegal, and the team’s program will be modified, and the most important thing is rehabilitation upon arrival, and there will be a medical examination for the mission upon their arrival.”
Close Group D, CAF Champions League It is the most difficult in light of the presence of Zamalek and the previous runner-up, after losing the final match to Al-Ahly with two goals to a goal, and Esperance, the champion of the competition in the season before last, and Mouloudia of Algeria, who eliminated the Tunisian team Sfaxien from the round of 32, and Senegalese Totenjit, who exploded a big surprise by eliminating Raja Moroccan.
The matches of the first round witnessed, Zamalek tied with MCA in a 0-0 draw at Cairo Stadium, while Esperance defeated Tongit With two goals to one in Tunisia, to lead the group with 3 points, followed by Zamalek and Mouloudia with one point, and finally the Senegalese champion without points.