Al Ahly’s board of directors on Tuesday decided to remove Turki Al-Sheikh’s name from the club’s honorary presidency list.
During the recent days, arguments broke out between both sides, which led to dispute between the former Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s Sport Authority and Al-Ahly board member Mohamed Serag Eddin on social media platforms.
In a statement, the board of directors said all board members agreed on accepting Al-Sheikh’s resignation from his post.
On May 25, 2018, the former Pyramids president submitted his resignation from Al Ahly ‘s presidency, before resigning once again in March.
Al Sheikh was announced as the honorary head of the Al-Ahly Sports Club in a press conference after the 2017 match. The title was awarded in recognition for his contributions to a number of the club’s deals and projects.
However, the club later hired a new coach, which prompted Sheikh to quit the club, criticizing the administration in a series of hostile statements issued on several media outlets.
Sheikh also filed several legal complaints against the club amid tensions with Al-Ahly’s administration, which included Khatib.
In July 2018, Sheikh dropped the lawsuits against Al-Ahly club in a major reversal, commenting, “No one can drive a wedge between us”, adding: “I love Ahly and I cannot and will not let anyone talk badly about them.”