Ahly's Kahraba out from the Pharaohs' March camp

Mahmoud Sheleib , Tuesday 3 Mar 2020

Egypt's national team tied in its two games in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros

Egypt's forward Mahmoud Kahraba (AFP)

Ahly winger Mahmoud 'Kahraba' Abdel-Moneim will not join the Pharaohs camp scheduled for March ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo.

"Kahraba will not join the national team in camp in March," the national team director Mohamed Barakat told On Time Sports 2.

The 25-year-old Ahly winger has been banned until the end of the season by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) after his unsportsmanlike behaviour following Ahly's loss to Zamalek in the Egypt Super Cup held in UAE. After the game, Kahraba assaulted Zamalek players while they were celebrating their trophy.

"I don’t mean Kahraba in particular with what I'm about to say, but the national team coach Hossam El-Badry doesn't like players who get easily angered during matches," Barakat said.

Last November, El-Badry excluded all the players scheduled to join the team from Pyramids FC after they disobeyed his orders concerning the date of joining the camp.

When Barakat was asked if El-Badry would take the same measures with Ahly and Zamalek, the former Ahly player said, "Yes he will, as he doesn't favour any team over the other."

"El-Badry has no personal problems with Pyramids FC… he will prefer the player who gives 40 percent offense and 60 percent defence over the player who attacks only without defending," Barakat explained.

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