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Zamalek: Sundowns used 'magic and sorcery' to win

2016-10-25 14:05
CAF Champions League winners (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Zamalek chairperson Mortada Mansour has reiterated his claims that Mamelodi Sundowns used "magic and sorcery" to beat the Egyptian giants in the CAF Champions League final.

After the Premiership champions defeated the White Knights 3-0 in the first leg last week in South Africa, the eccentric owner claimed that witchcraft was used to affect the result, either by the Brazilians or a former disgruntled Zamalek player.

"I want to tell everybody to not make fun of our claims that there was something suspicious in Islam Gamal's own-goal (for Sundowns)," said Mansour in a press conference.

"It is abnormal that Islam Gamal scores an own-goal in the same way Ali Gabr scored with before with the same foot and in the same net.

"It is not necessary that it is Sundowns who have used magic - look for the former Zamalek players who were expelled from the club. I am speaking about someone who knows himself well."

And despite the five-time CAF Champions League winners beating Sundowns 1-0 in the second leg on Sunday, Mansour said there was something suspicious about Zamalek's unsuccessful attempts to claim a sixth continental title.

After the game, he said: "Is it natural to waste 18 chances in front of goal? Things were obviously not normal and there was magic and sorcery involved."

However, Mansour went on to applaud the team's effort, adding: "All of the players and their coach were men today and we missed God's reconcile. I thanked them after the game for their manly performance."

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