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African Giants Refuse To Play Super Cup After CAF Decision

African giants Zamalek have refused to take part in the CAF Super Cup after a controversial decision was made by the continent's football governing body. 

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The reigning CAF Confederation Cup champions were set to face CAF Champions League winners Esperance Sportive de Tunis in the Super Cup, but have made public their decision to boycott the event.

As reported by the BBC, Zamalek president Mortada Mansour has insisted that his club would not be taking part in the Super Cup after CAF made the decision to afford Qatar the hosting rights.

"We are two African teams, why should we play in Asia?" Mansour asked at a press conference on Tuesday.

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"I don't understand why CAF wants to play the Super Cup in a country who is an enemy to Egypt.

"Zamalek board members discussed the issue and decided not to play in Qatar. I am disappointed that Esperance have agreed to play there."

Tensions between Egypt and Qatar seemingly played a part in Zamalek's decision, with the two nations enduring a spell of political hostility. 

"We discussed our opinions together on the board meeting, some took the game from a sporting perspective, and others objected playing looking from a political point of view and seeing that Qatar works on destructing Egypt," Mansour added, as per KingFut.

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The Super Cup was traditionally hosted by the reigning Champions League winner.

What do you think of Zamalek's decision? Share your thoughts by commenting below. 


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