Zamalek are facing a race against time to offer a new deal to out-of-contact captain Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed ahead of next week’s Champions League clash with Berekum Chelsea.
Abdul-Wahed’s contract expired by the end of last season and the Cairo club have failed to make him a new offer due to the lack of funds.
“I am out of contract for a while yet I haven’t spoken with any other club because I am loyal to Zamalek,” the veteran goalkeeper told the club’s website.
“I want to stay here and I hope to sign a new deal in the next few hours.”
Meanwhile, Zamalek board member Abdullah George has no doubt that Abdul-Wahed will play against Chelsea even if the club had failed to meet his contractual demands.
“I am sure everything will go smoothly. Abdul-Wahed understands the situation we’re in and that’s why he didn’t ask for a pre-contract fee,” George told FilGoal.com.
“He just asked to have his unpaid dues from last season and even if we couldn’t provide that before the trip to Ghana, I am sure that Abdul-Wahed will sign a new deal to save the situation.”
Abdul-Wahed’s dues from last term are believed to be around EGP 1.5million.