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EFA fine Zamalek, threaten fan-ban following Dakhlya incidents

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Saturday 24 Nov 2018
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Zamalek have been hit with an EGP 40,000 fine by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Saturday after offensive behavior from their fans during Thursday's 2-1 league win over rivals Dakhleya.

"Zamalek was fined EGP 40,000 for the misconduct of its fans towards Dakhlya's technical staff," read a statement by EFA's competitions' committee.

After Zamalek's second goal, the pitch witnessed clashes between the players, as Dakhleya coach Alaa Abdel-Aal was hit with a water bottle from Zamalek fans.

Abdel-Aal irritated the White Knights fans by lifting a Dakhelya shirt, which has the same red color as Zamalek's archrivals Ahly.

"Zamalek will be facing a fan-ban if the incidents are repeated," the statement added.

Zamalek players were also fined EGP 10,000 for their behavior, while Mahmoud 'Kahraba' Abdel-Moneam, who scored two goals for Zamalek, was hailed by the committee for his attempts to stop the match's offensive incidents.

Dakhleya was also dealt an EGP 20,000 fine for the misconduct of some members from the technical staff.

With Thursday's win, Zamalek cemented their place on the top of the league table with 29 points, six points ahead of second place Pyramids. Dakhlya lie ninth with 16 points.

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