EFA suspend Obama, El-Gazar after Gouna-Zamalek clashes

Mahmoud Sheleib, Tuesday 23 Jul 2019

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Zamalek forward Yousef 'Obama' Ibrahim (Photo: Ahram Sport)

Zamalek forward Yousef 'Obama' Ibrahim and Gouna's defender Mahmoud El-Gazar were suspended for three matches, each for disciplinary reasons by the Egyptian football association's competition committee on Tuesday.

The committee also decided to impose a EGP5,000 fine on each of both players for 'hitting the opponent without a ball' according to the committee's statement.

Clashes erupted between Zamalek and Gouna players after the Whites scored the equalizier in the dying minutes of Sunday's 2-2 league draw.

Zamalek were in need for the victory against Gouna to continue the race for the league title, which caused the tension between the two teams.

The Egyptian league leaders Ahly are a step closer to win the title after Zamalek's draw, as the Red Castle only need to defeat Arab Contractors on Wednesday to be named the champion.

Zamalek are now third place in the league's table with 69 points, while Ahly leads the league with 74 points.

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