Zidan doubtful for Mainz’s Bundesliga game against Hannover
A bout of illness might put Mohamed Zidan on the bench for Mainz’s German Bundesliga game against Hannover on Saturday
Hatem Maher, Friday 10 Feb 2012
Mainz 05's Mohamed Zidan celebrates a goal against Schalke 04 during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Gelsenkirchen (Photo: Reuters)
Egypt forward Mohamed Zidan may miss Mainz’s Bundesliga match against Hannover due to illness, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.
The 30-year-old, who rejoined Mainz from league holders Borussia Dortmind in January, was unable to complete a scheduled training session on Thursday.
“He's suffering from a gastrointestinal illness,” Tuchel was quoted as saying by German newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung.
Zidan scored on his first appearance with Mainz as they held Schalke to a 1-1 draw last Saturday.
He dedicated his goal to the victims of Egypt's Port Said football tragedy, which left 74 fans killed and scores injured when Masry supporters invaded the pitch following a league game earlier this month.
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