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Zamalek, Shikabala and Pyramids FC fined after Egypt Cup final violations

The Egyptian Football Association took action after insulting chants and game delays characterised the Egypt Cup final which was won by Zamalek on Sunday

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 11 Sep 2019
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Zamalek's skipper Shikabala during Sunday's 3-0 win over Pyramids FC in Egypt's Cup final (Reuters)
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Egypt Cup champions Zamalek, skipper Mahmoud Shikabala and rivals Pyramids FC have been fined by the disciplinary committee of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) for various violations after Sunday's Egypt Cup final.
 
"After its meeting on Tuesday, the disciplinary committee decided to hit Zamalek with a EGP100,000 fine for their fans' misconduct as they insulted Pyramids FC players and also rivals Ahly," read an EFA statement.
 
"Zamalek skipper Mahmoud Shikabala has been hit with a EGP 50,000 fine after inciting the club fans to chant insults," the statement added.
 
Pyramids FC players Ali Gabr, Omar Gaber and Ahmed El-Shenawy were also each hit with a EGP 30,000 fine for missing the honour ceremony after the match.
 
The committee issued warnings to Zamalek's technical staff for celebrating goals scored on the pitch without permission, and also against both teams for the delay in resuming the match after half-time.
 
Holders Zamalek secured their sixth cup title in seven seasons after a crushing 3-0 win over Pyramids FC.
 
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