Tuesday 28 April 2020
Hazem Imam, a former Zamalek player, has spoken that he left the Egyptian Football Association on two occasions, the first of which was orally after Egypt’s national team failed in the 2018 World Cup.
Imam added, in statements to the AQR program, which he admitted via On Time Sports: “During my time in the Football Association, any decision was taken by voting.”
He explained that he decided to leave the Football Association in the first mansia after Egypt left the 2018 World Cup, pointing out that he had spoken personally with Hani Abu Ridah and demanded to leave because of the appearance of the Egyptian team in a bad way.
He pointed out that the second occasion during which he decided to resign from the Football Association, after the file of choosing the coach of the Egyptian national team, and stability on Javier Aguirre.
He explained that he wanted to sign Waheed Khalilhodzic to train the Egyptian team, and he reached an advanced position with him after the previous coach of the Algerian team decided to reduce his salary, in addition to his keenness to be in the position of coach of the Egyptian team.
He continued: “Khalilhodzic wanted to train Egypt and reduce his salary, even though his salary was higher than my salary because the former made many achievements with the teams.”
And he continued: “The coach’s crisis was among the reasons that prompted me to resign, as some things bothered me, such as not knowing some things.
He added: “I acknowledge and acknowledge the truth of what one of the members of the board of directors said that some in the council justified, and I am just 70%.”
He concluded: “The Football Association was not managed in a one-man way, and the problem is that most topics are known after its end. Whoever goes to the Football Association is the one who knows all things.”