EFA to consider Zamalek and Ahly appeals on Super Cup sanctions

Mahmoud Sheleib , Wednesday 4 Mar 2020

EFA sanctioned the Cairo giants with fines and banned some players for their behaviour following the Egyptian Super Cup game 20 February

Ahly v Zamalek
Ahly's midfielder Hussein el Shahat (L) vies for the ball against Zamalek's forward Achraf Bencharki during the Egyptian Super Cup final football match between Ahly SC and Zamalek SC at Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on February 20, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced Wednesday that a specialised committee will examine appeals filed by Ahly and Zamalek against penalties imposed on the teams following the controversial Egyptian Super Cup played in the UAE.

EFA sanctioned the Cairo giants with fines and banned some players unsportsman-like behaviour after the Super Cup game 20 February.

"Zamalek have appealed to EFA against the penalties imposed on some of their players and officials because of the incidents that happened after the Super Cup game, as did Ahly," read a statement on EFA's official Facebook page.

EFA revealed that both teams filed appeals after viewing video material of the events. "The appeals are to be submitted to the EFA Appeals Committee at a meeting whose date has not yet been determined, and the two clubs paid the appeals fees," EFA's statement concluded.

According to the sanctions announced by EFA, Ahly players Mahmoud Kahraba, Zamalek’s Emam Ashour and official Ahmed Zaher have all been suspended until the end of the ongoing season with a fine of EGP100,000 each.

Zamalek winger Shikabala was suspended for eight games with a fine of EGP100,000.

Zamalek player Abdalla Gomaa was suspended for three games with a fine of EGP50,000.

Ahly players Yasser Ibrahim and Junior Ajayi were suspended for two games with a fine of EGP 50,000 each.

Ahly and Zamalek clubs were separately fined EGP100,000 each.

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