Former Egyptian presidential candidate Murtada Mansour, who is also the chairman of premier league football club Zamalek, has accused the goalkeeper of another team of using “black magic.”
The goalie at the center of Mansour’s accusations is Essam al-Hadary, who formerly played on the national team during majorly successful tournaments.
“Zamalek were great today but al-Hadary’s net was locked by genies and ghosts, and he has been doing that for a really long time,” said the Whites’ chairman Murtada Mansour said on CBC television after the match.
“Of course he did a great job today but there were bizarre misses from open-goal chances, so that wasn’t totally him. It was the help of his little demons.
“I am not kidding. I want to tell you that El-Hadary uses ghosts and demons to stop it [the ball from going in] and that’s enough.
“I know the sheikh [sorcerer] that you deal with to help you with these paranormal forces. He is from a Southern-Arab state,” Murtada concluded.