Essam Abdel-Fattah, head of the Referees Committee of the Egyptian Football Association, confirmed that only 10% of Egyptian referees are fit to manage matches, speaking about his definition of the meaning of “containing” players during the management of matches.
Abdel-Fattah said in televised statements on the “On Time Sports 1” satellite channel: “People are the ones who want me to leave, and I have no crisis in leaving my position. I took charge only two months ago, and I said from the beginning that things are difficult.”
He added, “I was clear from the beginning, and I said that only 10% of the Egyptian referees are at the highest level and they are the ones who are fit to manage matches in all the different leagues, and we said we will work day and night for arbitration. We brought in two foreign experts for development. I do not have a magic wand and the fans do not You want patience, we have to be fair and admit that there has been progress in arbitration, there are mistakes and we admit them.”
And he added, “I don’t get paid and I make an effort, because arbitration is a debt to my neck, and it is what made my name and my fame. If people want change, I have no crisis at all, I will leave and help those who take over the task.”
Essam Abdel-Fattah: I presented the case of the match between Zamalek and Ceramica to an expert in FIFA.. and this is his response
He continued: “Hecoter, a FIFA expert and one of the best lecturers in the world, said that the state of the match between Zamalek and Ceramica does not rise to calculating a penalty kick, and the fall of the Ceramica Cleopatra striker as a result of natural friction.”
And he added, “The Arab Cup will witness the application of a new technology, which is to resort to the mouse completely in cases of intrusion. The devices will do everything and will issue the decision without human intervention.”
He continued: “Mohamed Adel made a mistake when he spoke in the media after the summit match about arbitration decisions. This is forbidden in all countries of the world and the penalty imposed on him because of his statements after the match, and I discussed with him about that, and I confirm that he is one of the best referees who have managed the summit matches throughout history. “.
Regarding Mohamed Adel’s assurances that he was keen to contain the players of Zamalek during the match, he said: “We focus with arbitration in an unusual way. We hold lectures for referees in order to manage matches. The referee is like a doctor who measures the temperature of the players on the field. Good, and this is a well-known saying in the science of arbitration, and the referee’s inclusion of the match was correct, and his punishment was for statements only.”
And he concluded: “Containing the referees means managing the players on the field, and it is possible that the referee calculates an incorrect mistake to preserve the match, this talk happens in the whole world, the crisis in Egypt is that the arbitration analysis fears Al-Ahly and Zamalek.”
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