Last Update 17:19
Sunday, 21 July 2019

Algeria goalie Chaouchi found guilty of 'aggression' against policeman

AFP , Wednesday 12 Apr 2017
Algeria's goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi celebrates after winning the 2010 World Cup qualifying play-off football match against Egypt on November 18, 2009 (AFP)
Views: 1197
Views: 1197

The goalkeeper of Algeria's first division club MC Alger, Faouzi Chaouchi, was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended six-month prison term for an attack on a policeman, media reported.

Chaouchi, 32, a former keeper of the national team, was charged with "aggression" against a policeman who was searching players at a match in Algiers on February 7.

Private television station Echorouk reported that the court in the Bir Mourad Rais district of Algiers also ordered the player to pay a fine of 50,000 dinars ($450).

Chaouchi denied having attacked the policeman, saying he had only "shoved" him after refusing to be subjected to a body search on entering the stadium.

The player turned into a national hero for his saves during a play-off victory against Egypt that sent Algeria to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

But he has since faced a string of sanctions imposed by the Algerian football federation for indiscipline.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)
Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.