Zamalek withdraw from Egyptian league because of

Zamalek withdraw from Egyptian league because of "disastrous refereeing errors"

Egyptian giants Zamalek have withdrawn from the Egyptian Premier League because of what the club called some "disastrous refereeing errors".

According to the club’s board chairman Mortada Mansour, they had to take the decision due to disastrous refereeing errors which they think is a deliberate effort on the part of the FA to give the league title to rivals El-Ahly.

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In a game involving El-Ahly and Arab Contractors on Wednesday, the latter had two players sent off when they had gone in to protest a goal scored by El-Ahly.

"This clearly shows an intention to gift the title to Ahly amid a dishonorable competition," he said.

Zamalek wrote to the FA that they had decided not to continue the league competition so long as the refereeing committee and its head Gamal El-Ghandour remain in their position.

They claimed the two players were wrongfully given straight red cards when they had gone in to protest an illegitimate goal.

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Zamalek, who won the title last year, are eight points behind leaders Ahly with five matches left.

Zamalek has previously made threats that they would quit the league but they have never carried them out.

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