Zamalek, Smouha presidents hit with disciplinary sanctions by EFA

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 24 Dec 2019

The disciplinary committee also warned Ahly's football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz for his recent criticism of referees

Mortada Mansour
File Photo: Zemalek President Mortada Mansour (Photo: Ahram Sport)

Zamalek President Mortada Mansour has been suspended from football activities in three matches and fined EGP 100,000 as a disciplinary measure, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Tuesday.

"Mansour's ban comes after his insulting statements against the head of the refereeing committee and the referee of Zamalek's latest league match against Smouha," read a statement by the EFA's disciplinary committee.

The Whites were held to a 0-0 draw against Alexandrian club Smouha on Friday, their second draw since the season start, to stumble again in the Egyptian Premier League race.

Meanwhile, Smouha's President Mohamed Farag Amer was also suspended for one match and fined EGP 50,000 for his offensive declarations against the referee of the league match against Aswan on 15 December.

The disciplinary committee also censured Ahly's football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz for his recent criticism of the referees, warning that he would be punished if he repeated the same actions.

Champions Ahly currently lead the league table with 24 points from eight matches, while Zamalek lie fourth with 14 points also with eight matches. 

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