The salary cap speculation took place recently, with the Egyptian FA raising the subject during a meeting with club presidents last Sunday.
While Ismaili chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan praised the idea, ENPPI quartet Islam Awad, Walid Soliman, Adel Mostafa and Nader Al-Ashri don’t seem to be ready for a pay cut.
“The board is considering lowering our wages, which we fully reject. We have deals,” Egypt international Awad said on behalf of his teammates.
“We have a lot of tempting offers from other clubs and if the board wants to minimize the budget, they can sell us before we leave for free.”
Petroleum-sector clubs like ENPPI and Petrojet are expected to face a challenge regarding their spending budget, which is provided by the Ministry of Petroleum.