Zamalek’s football committee recently suggested playing a friendly match against arch-rivals Ahly. Profits made from the match will be donated to the families of the children killed in the tragic train crash in the upper Egyptian city of Assiut.
It was reported that about 50 children were killed on Saturday morning in the collision between a train and a kindergarten school bus.
Mahmoud Abou Regalia, a member of Zamalek’s football committee, recently told a German news agency, “The participation of the two great and famous teams like Ahly and Zamaleck will earn the match success and also much attention by the media.”
“The match revenues will go to the families of the Assuit victims in solidarity,”
He went on to say that, “We will start contacting Ahly officials to arrange for the match that will be organized in an exemplary manner.”
Last March, Zamalek management announced that they reached an agreement with Ahly officials to plat a friendly to raise funds for the Port Said victims after 74 people died during a local match between Port Said and Ahly when Port Said fans allegedly attacked the opposing fans. The idea of a friendly match has not yet been materialized until now.