Egyptian Zidan didn't fake injury at UAE club Bani Yas, to receive $1m

Eslam Omar , Wednesday 18 Mar 2015

Mohamed Zidan to receive compensation from Bani Yas after the club accused him of faking injury

Mohamed Zidan
Egypt's Mohamed Zidan (Photo: Reuters)

The UAE Football Association (FA) ruled in favour of Egyptian forward Mohamed Zidan against former club Bani Yas in the fake injury case.

"The dispute-solving committee [at UAEFA] agreed that Zidan didn't fake injury during the Bani Yas spell and was really injured, according to the documented medical reports," the committee head Eisa Saleh was quoted as saying in Emirati newspaper Emaratalyoum Wednesday about the verdict that took over one year to be decided.

The club is obligated now to hand the player his payments that value 900,000 US dollars (3.3 million UAE Dirham) after excluding 245,000 dollars for his apartment rent.

The former Mainz and Dortmund striker, 33, had been struggling with injuries even before moving to Emirati side Bani Yas in 2012 and hasn't played a single competitive game there for almost two years now.

He announced lately he is still willing to return to the pitch and was reportedly linked to rumours of moving to a big club, possibly in Egypt.

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