FIFA give Kahraba 2-month deadline to pay Zamalek fine

Ahram Online , Wednesday 8 Feb 2023

The Federation of International Football (FIFA) threatened Ahly winger Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ Abdel-Moneam with another six-month ban if he fails to pay Zamalek $2 million fine during the coming 60 days, local media reported on Wednesday.



According to a letter reportedly sent by FIFA, the disciplinary committee in the Football governing body gave the Ahly player 60 days to pay the fine.

On August 2020, the Dispute Settlement Chamber of FIFA fined Kahraba $2 million, in addition to five percent interest valid from 20 June 2019 to the actual payment day after unilaterally breaching his contract with Zamalek in the same year.

The decision has been upheld by the international Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on March 2022.

The 28-year-old returned to action on the 11th of January after serving  a six-month suspension as he hasn’t paid the fine for Zamalek.  

He produced many fine displays since his return, scoring against Zamalek in the Cairo derby last month. He is also part of Ahly’s squad that is participating in the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup.

The disciplinary committee held a hearing for the player on the 2nd of February upon the request of Zamalek who filed a complaint against the player due to the unpaid fine.

“Mr Mahmoud Abdel-Moneam is granted a final deadline of 60 days as from notification of the present decision in which to settle said amount,” read the FIFA letter.

The disciplinary committee stressed that Zamalek will have the right to resubmit the matter to the committee if the player failed to comply during the stipulated period.  

“Upon expiry of the aforementioned final deadline and in the event of persistent default or failure to comply in full with the decision within the period stipulated, the present matter will, upon the request of Zamalek Sporting Club, be resubmitted to the FIFA disciplinary committee in order to impose a ban from taking any kind of football related activity for a period of 6 months.” The letter concluded.         

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