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Competitions Committee reserves the investigation with Sayed Abdel Hafeez

The Competitions Department of the Egyptian Football Association decided to allow Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, to attend his team’s matches, after the Federation’s legal department decided to save the investigation that the Egyptian Federation conducted with him today with the knowledge of Hussein Helmy, the legal advisor to the federation.


During the interrogation with him, Abdel Hafeez, in the presence of Mohamed Othman, the legal advisor of the Al-Ahly club, confirmed his appreciation for the football system and the referees committee of the Federation, and that his statements were transmitted in one of the sites in a wrong way, as they were not responded to his words.

A source in the Football Association revealed that the decision to investigate Sayed Abdel Hafeez preceded the complaint made by Jihad Greisha, the international referee, against the director of football in Al-Ahly.

The Egyptian Football Association Competitions Department decided to suspend Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, and to refer him for investigation with the knowledge of the union’s legal advisor, because of his televised statements after the match between Al-Mahalla and Al-Ahly in the league competition.

International referee Jihad Greisha submitted an official complaint to the Football Association against Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of Al-Ahly football, after the statements made by the latter against Jihad Greisha after the Al-Ahly and Al-Mahalla match that was held in the 19th round of the league.

Sayed Abdel Hafeez had confirmed that Jihad Greisha had contacted him by phone and apologized to him for his mistakes in some matches, a statement that was tainted by many question marks, and it could lead to a major crisis between Al-Ahly, the Referees Committee and the Football Association if Sayed Abdel Hafeez's statements were true.

Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, criticized the international referee, Jihad Greisha, after his management to face Zamalek and Pyramids last Sunday, after the mistake he committed in counting a mock penalty kick for the white team - as he described. Namira Jihad Grisha from Mobily, all that makes mistakes tell me he apologizes to me, how is the referee of the World Cup and the 7 Nations Cup, and calculates the Zamalek football, this is a penalty kick? "