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Former Egypt striker Zidan sentenced to 6 years in prison

Mohamed Zidan was convicted of issuing bad cheques

Ahram Online, Wednesday 20 Nov 2013
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Egypt's Mohamed Zidan (Photo: Reuters)
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An Egyptian court sentenced former Egypt striker Mohamed Zidan in absentia on Wednesday to six years in prison after he was convicted of issuing three bad cheques to an Egyptian real estate company.

Arab Company for Projects and Urban Development initiated the suit against Zidan, who is believed to be abroad, earlier this year.

The 31-year-old has been out of action since leaving United Arab Emirates club Baniyas last January. He now works as a television pundit for Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera Sports, although he hasn't formally announced his retirement from the game.

Zidan helped Egypt win two African Cup of Nations titles, in 2008 and 2010. However, his spell with the Pharaohs was marred by consistent disciplinary problems and accusations of feigning injury.

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Joe Allen
21-11-2013 06:20am
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Shame on Egypt
What a shame for Egypt to humiliate a national hero like Mohamed Zidan like this. What a shame after what he had done for his country in the African Cup of Nations and confederation cup in South Africa. Zidan is world class player and a national hero who should be respected and protected for such attacks. The Egyptian FA should step in and fix whatever problem anyone has with Zidan. Shame on Egypt.
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Joe Allen
22-11-2013 07:23am
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Story was twisted around. Zidan was scammed
According to Klopp, Zidan's close coach and friend at Dortmund, Zidan paid an Egyptian Real Estate company deposits towards real estate that was never done. The real estate company demanded more money for whatever reason (most likely to continue scamming Zidan) and bribed egyptian government officials to sentence Zidan so they can continue bullying him into paying more money. This is very consistent with incidents documented in Egypt by powerful government officials against Egyptian business people. Zidan is simply another victim to the crooked business practices in Egypt because he was naive and too innocent to realize what he was getting himself into. It is time to clear Zidan's name and publish the truth about what really went on.
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