Zamalek striker Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam has skipped training for a second day ahead of Friday’s match against El-Entag El-Harby on day four of the Egyptian Premier League season.
“Mido will be punished because he didn’t have permission to be absent,” Zamalek football director Ismail Youssef told Ahram Online.
The 29-year-old forward is set to be fined LE6000, LE3000 per day, according to the White Castle’s table of rules.
“I haven’t examined the player and I know nothing about the details of his injury,” said Zamalek doctor, Ayman Farid.
The former Tottenham, Marseille and AS Roma forward returned to Zamalek last winter from Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam, but failed to gain international clearance to play for the club within the FIFA transfer deadline due to the Egyptian Revolution that began in January 2011.
Under the helm of the country’s most successful manager, Hassan Shehata, Zamalek are bidding for their first league title since 2004.