Zamalek captain suspended for behaviour in Cairo derby

Eslam Omar , Sunday 26 Jul 2015

As well as seeing the red card in the game, Zamalek's Hazem Eman has been hit with a three-game ban after Cairo derby anger

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Zamalek skipper Hazem Emam attacks Ahly youngster Ramadan Sobhi during Cairo derby on Tuesday 21 July 2015 (Photo: Snapshot from the match)

Zamalek skipper Hazem Emam has been hit with a three-match ban due to his behaviour during the Cairo derby match against Ahly Tuesday in the Egyptian Premier League.

"The Competitions Committee, under leadership of Amer Hussein, has decided to punish Hazem Emam with a three-match suspension for beating opponents off the ball," the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) stated on their official website Sunday.

Emam, 27, was provoked after Ahly youngster Ramadan Sobhi stood on the ball. The Zamalek right winger lost his temper and kicked him, seeing the red card immediately in the last minute of the game.

The EFA also announced the suspension of Ahly goalkeeper coach Tarek Soliman "for entering the pitch without permission."

Zamalek lost the popular away game 2-0, but they only need a point from the two coming games to collect their 12th Egyptian Premier League title, which they haven't won since 2004. They are playing Talae El-Gaish on Wednesday.

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