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Amin can appeal his ban over 'Sisi' gesture, says EFA

Talae El-Geish striker Salah Amin can appeal his suspension and fine

Mohamad Mosselhi ., Thursday 6 Mar 2014
Salah Amin
Talae El-Geish striker Salah Amin makes the "Sisi" gesture (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The Egyptian Football Association stressed on Thursday that the sanctions imposed by its disciplinary committee against Talae El-Geish striker Salah Amin are not final and could be appealed.

The committee on Thursday suspended the striker from domestic football during the current season and fined him LE20,000 for making a political gesture during a league game.

The 31-year-old made the gesture, understood to be in support of Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, while celebrating a goal against Ismaily last month.

"Amin still has the right to appeal," EFA spokesman Azmi Megahed told Ahram Sports on Thursday

"There is no difference between one player and another; we have regulations that should be respected."

Ahly forward Ahmed Abdel-Zaher was also involved in a similar incident after flashing the four-fingered Rabaa sign – a pro-Muslim Brotherhood gesture – in the Champions League final against South Africa's Orlando Pirates in November last year.

Despite the EFA stating at the time that Abdel-Zaher would be questioned, Ahly took matters into their own hands by suspending the striker and putting him on the transfer market.

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