Zamalek’s transfer ban upheld by CAS

Karim Farouk , Thursday 7 Oct 2021

Cairo giants Zamalek have had their appeal against their transfer ban rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Thursday.


The Egyptian Champions will not be able to make any signings until summer 2022.

Last May, FIFA banned Zamalek from two transfer windows and fined the team $200,000 for signing youngster Hossam Ashraf after he had already signed for a Cameroonian academy.

Zamalek appealed the decision in front of CAS, only to see their demands turned down during the hearing held on Thursday.

“We did our best to lift the ban and managed to get a hearing as soon as possible but the court decided to uphold FIFA’s decision seeing that the case is a clear and flagrant [breach] of the FIFA regulations. Also Zamalek have had a lot of precedents and cases in front of the FIFA and the CAS which [has harmed our reputation],” lawyer Nassr Azam told local website on Thursday.

Zamalek have made three signings this summer and hoped to lift the ban and complete their moves before the closure of the transfer window in Egypt at midnight on Thursday.

Tunisian fullback Hamdi Nagguez, defender Mahmoud Shaman and forward Omar Kamal Abdel Wahed are expected to be loaned out for the upcoming season that is set to start this month.

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