Zamalek suspend, fine winger Hazem Emam

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 3 May 2016

After just 24 hours in charge, Zamalek's new coach decides to suspend veteran winger Hazem Emam

Egypt and Zamalek winger Hazem Emam	(Bassam Alzoghby)
Egypt and Zamalek winger Hazem Emam (Bassam Alzoghby)

Zamalek’s right-winger Hazem Emam has been suspended and fined by the defending Egyptian league champions for disciplinary reasons, the club announced on Tuesday.

"The technical staff have decided to suspend Emam and to fine him EGP 300,000 for his misbehavior," the club announced in a statement via its official website without revealing further details.

"The player is yet to undergo investigation by the management," the club said of Emam, who is considered one of the club's key stars in recent years.

The 27-year-old Emam reportedly argued impolitely with the club's new coach Mohamed Helmi over his participation in Tuesday's match against Talaie El-Gaish, pushing the technical staff to reprimand him.

On Monday, Zamalek sacked their fourth coach of the season, Alex McLeish. McLeish mutually decided to end his tenure at the club.

The defending league champions, Zamalek, are 11 points behind arch-rivals Ahly after 24 matches.

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