Zamalek suspend winger Kahraba for insulting fans

Ahmad Hassan, Monday 25 Feb 2019

Mahmoud Kahraba
Zamalek winger Mahmoud Kahraba Photo: Ahram

The Zamalek board have suspended the club’s winger Mahmoud Kahraba for insulting fans when he was subbed out during the game against Angolan side Petro Atletico in the third round of the CAF Confederation Cup group stage on Sunday.

The 24-year-old Egypt international was banned from participation with the team until further notice after he spat at the stands while coming off the pitch during Zamalek’s disappointing 1-1 home draw. He was also fined EGP 300,000 by the club.

Speaking about the match, the Cairo side’s Swiss manager Christian Gross has said that the team had chosen the hard way, but he was totally confident that the players can make it to the next stage of the competition.

“We equalised in the closing minutes, but we played to win and secure the three points. We have to play better in the remaining three games to be able to qualify,” the 64-year-old tactician said.

Zamalek’s qualification hopes are now hanging by a thread as they sit last in Group D on a mere two points. Kenyan side Gor Mahia are first on six points while Petro Atletico are second on goal difference with four points, followed by NA Hussein Dey of Algeria who are currently third.

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