Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Zaki looks to FIFA to sort out Wigan transfer

Zaki looks to FIFA to sort out Wigan transfer

Wigan Athletic target Amr Zaki is going to the World Governing body FIFA in an attempt to leave his current club Zamalek

It was widely accepted that the Egypt international would join the Latics on a season long loan with the view to a permanent deal next year but some shenanigans by the Zamalek chairman, Mamdouh Abbas, appears to have put paid to Zaki ending up at the JJB, for the time being at least.

Last week it was alleged that Zaki and Abbas were almost at blows during a meeting to try and sort out the move to the Latics leaving a very sour taste to this whole deal.

Zaki and his agent Nader Shawki are both claiming that Zamalek have not paid Zaki since last November and therefore are in breach of contract with the player so they unsuccessfully appealed to the Egyptian FA to get his contract terminated.

After failing with the appeal to the EFA Zaki and Shawki have now turned to FIFA in a bid to get the contract of Zaki with Zamalek terminated.

Shawki told Egyptian football news site FilGoal.com:

'I cannot understand how they (Egyptian FA) came out to that decision, FIFA rules state that a player has the right to annul his contract if the club failed to fulfil its terms

'That`s why I have already started contacting FIFA and I am sure we will win the case.'

'It is impossible to negotiate with Abbas after he insulted us in his office'

"Right now we are focused on terminating Amr's contract with Zamalek rather than keeping the Wigan option alive.'

The last statement could be a definite signal that the transfer to the Latics is now dead and could be the reason Steve Bruce is reported to be looking at other targets.

Zamalek have signed Junior Agogo from Nottingham Forest who is reported to be Zakis replacement at the Egyptian club

Meanwhile, EFA vice-chairman Ahmed Shobeir said that Zaki will be subjected to disciplinary action if he did not comply with the association's decisions.

This saga will run and run no doubt for a few more weeks yet, for all the latest news on Amr Zaki and his proposed move to the Latics and all other comings and goings at the JJB stay tuned to Vital Wigan folks

Vital Latics





It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday July 10 2008
Time: 7:39AM

Comments

0
Cant see Zaki coming with all this going on
worbo
10/07/2008 07:41:00
0
Just gone beyond ridiculous now
robin
10/07/2008 09:16:00
0
Shobeir should keep out of Zamilk club stuff or should take the side of the player. When will FIFA rule on this 1 week 1 month.... Hope Zamalek gets nothing. I think/hope that in the end Zamilek will let him go on loan in return for dropping his FIFA claim. Prob in the next 10 days. I can’t see Zaki playing on July 20 against Ahly.
pharo
10/07/2008 16:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (0) vs (0) Oldham Athletic, DW Stadium, 13/02/16 3pm Att: 9,817

Team Sheets - Latics v Oldham Athletic

The team sheets have been handed in at the DW Stadium ahead of the battle of the Latics:

Latics v Latics - Big Game Preview

The new pitch has been laid, marked and hovered in time for the visit of Oldham Athletic in what could be a very significant League 1 clash.

If results go our way, come 5pm tonight we could find ourselves in second spot in the league table, a position that would set us up nicely for next week's clash with promotion rivals Walsall, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

The last time I was thinking like this with full on confidence was prior to the Blackpool game in December, what a

Early Team News - Latics v Oldham Athletic

Early team news ahead of the big game at the DW Stadium

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
Profile
Adam Convery
Profile
Frank Ford
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Sheffield United
Suggested By: Jimmy Crankie
Jussi Jääskeläinen8%
Donervon Daniels1%
Craig Morgan1%
Jason Pearce5%
Chris McCann3%
David Perkins5%
Sam Morsy19%
Max Power5%
Yanic Wildschut47%
Conor McAleny5%
Will Grigg1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 30 20 3 7 63 17
2 Gillingham 31 17 7 7 58 20
3 Walsall 30 16 9 5 57 17
4 Wigan 31 15 11 5 56 21
5 Coventry 31 14 10 7 52 22
6 Millwall 30 15 5 10 50 10
7 Southend 30 13 8 9 47 5
8 Sheff Utd 30 12 9 9 45 5
9 Port Vale 32 12 9 11 45 -1
10 Peterborough 30 13 5 12 44 9
11 Bradford 29 12 8 9 44 1
12 Barnsley 30 13 3 14 42 5
13 Scunthorpe 29 12 5 12 41 -3
14 Swindon 31 11 6 14 39 -2
15 Rochdale 29 10 7 12 37 -3
16 Bury 29 10 7 12 37 -13
17 Doncaster 30 9 9 12 36 -5
18 Blackpool 30 9 6 15 33 -8
19 Shrewsbury 31 9 6 16 33 -14
20 Fleetwood 29 7 9 13 30 -3
21 Chesterfield 30 9 3 18 30 -12
22 Crewe 30 6 9 15 27 -20
23 Oldham 28 4 13 11 25 -13
24 Colchester 30 5 7 18 22 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrickLatic141
2.Moonay114
3.Thorpyness98
4.Whittleblue83
5.hindleymonwafc73
6.Noel Wards Leg64
7.JJ_WAFC39
8.TRUE BELIEVER34
9.Marksparko33
10.1henski29