Ahly's El-Shahat cleared to play in African Super Cup despite red card
Mahmoud Sheleib, , Wednesday 2 Dec 2020
El-Shahat was expected to miss the African Super Cup game against Moroccan side RS Berkane later this month but CAF sent a letter to Ahly to clarify the player's situation


Ahly winger Hussein El-Shahat has been cleared to feature in the African Super Cup despite being red-carded following the end of their Champions League final against Zamalek, the Cairo giants said on Wednesday.

El-Shahat received a straight red card following an altercation with Zamalek striker Mostafa Mohamed, shortly after Ahly scored a late goal to down their bitter foes 2-1 and win the lucrative title for the first time since 2013.

The 28-year-old was expected to miss the African Super Cup game against Moroccan side RS Berkane, who won the Confederation Cup, later this month but CAF sent a letter to Ahly to clarify the player's situation.

"CAF assured in their letter that El-Shahat’s suspension will only be activated in the Champions League, stressing that the player can participate in the Super Cup game,” Ahly said in a statement on their official website.

El-Shahat, who joined Ahly from UAE club Al-Ain in January 2019, scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 35 games in all competitions last season.

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