Zamalek lodges complaint against Omar Gaber

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 18 Feb 2015

The club accuses Omar Gaber of failing to attend training

Egyptian League side Zamalek's logo

Zamalek have officially lodged a complaint against midfielder Omar Gaber for failing to attend training without permission.

The club is reacting to the player's complaint which accused the technical staff of preventing him from attending training.

Zamalek fan favourite made headlines in the past few days in the wake of the Air Defence Stadium disaster.

The player declined to play against ENPPI in a league clash last week after 20 fans were killed ahead of the match in front of the military stadium.

The 23-year-old midfielder refused to take part in the game after he was informed that fans had died.

Gaber has been suspended pending an inquiry into his conduct by the management.

The story of Gaber's return to training

Upon his arrival at the club on Monday for the first time since the disaster, Gaber was informed that he is suspended from the team's training until an investigation into his conduct is concluded on Sunday.

The technical staff told Gaber that he can only train with the youth team. But Gaber refused and opted to lodge a compliant with the football association.

Directly after the disaster, Gaber (a product of Zamalek's youth academy) said he would no longer play for the club.

Also, he has defended his teammates who came under fire for agreeing to play, insisting that if they had been certain of the deaths, they would not have taken part in the game.

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