Zamalek striker Ahmed Gaafar is still unhappy with the club’s attempts to pay overdue wages in installments after receiving the fees of Shikabala and Amr Zaki’s summer transfers.
The crisis-hit Zamalek received around EGP 5million from the transfers of Shikabala and Zaki to Al-Wasl and Elazigspor respectively as the board provided first-team players with some of their late wages.
“It is like a pain-killer that we have to swallow for the sake of the fans and the club,” Gaafar told FilGoal.com.
“Unfortunately these pain-killers are only for short-term use because they are never sufficient to fill the accumulated needs of previous months.
“I don’t know what the solution is. But I think if Zamalek officials cannot pay us our wages, then they would rather leave or sell the whole team!”
Zamalek have been struggling with lack of funds for more than a year now; a problem that forced the likes of Amr Zaki, Mohamed Abdul-Shafi and Ahmed Hassan to request transfer.
The Cairo club lost their last four games to wave goodbye to the Champions League, in what represented their worst-ever continental record.