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Four-game suspension of Ahly keeper El-Shennawi cut to one

El-Shennawi will now miss Ahly's league game against Arab Contractors but will be available for the crunch showdown with Pyramids FC on 26 January.

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Jan 2021
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Ahly keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi had his four-game suspension cut to one after the Cairo giants had appealed, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said late on Wednesday.

El-Shennawi was originally hit with a four-game ban for pulling the arm of the referee following his side's 0-0 draw with promoted National Bank of Egypt (NBE) in the Egyptian Premier League on Sunday.

However, Ahly insisted the incident did not merit such a suspension, saying the referee had not even red-carded El-Shennawi.

The EFA said the towering goalie will now have to only serve a one-game suspension, although it increased his fine from EGP 20,000 to EGP 50,000 ($3,200).

He will accordingly miss Ahly's league game against Arab Contractors on Thursday but will be available for the crunch showdown with Pyramids FC on 26 January.

El-Shennawi, 32, played an instrumental role in Ahly's treble-winning season in 2019-20.

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