Monday February 23 2015
Cassani: 'Parma might not play'

FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio said Parma will play against Genoa this weekend, but Mattia Cassani warned that’s not guaranteed.

“We read Tavecchio’s comments and he said he was convinced the team will play. He doesn’t decide for us,” the player told Sky Sport Italia.

“If we have guarantees on the rest of the season, then we will decide whether or not to play.”

Their game against Udinese last Sunday was called off because the club didn’t have the money to pay for stewards or security at the Stadio Tardini.

As this game is in Genoa, the Ducali will ‘only’ need to find transport to reach the stadium and Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has offered to help.

Cassani also explained that previous patron Rezart Taci was never spotted at the Collecchio training ground during his brief reign.

“We only ever saw President Kodra. He was more or less our age, he was 29 years old. He was always present, but I don’t know what he actually did. When he spoke to the team, he said he didn’t want to make false promises, so he didn’t promise us anything.

“Then one day we picked up the newspaper and read the club had been sold. We didn’t see Kodra after that.”

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