Amin can appeal his ban over 'Sisi' gesture, says EFA
Mohamad Mosselhi ., Thursday 6 Mar 2014
Talae El-Geish striker Salah Amin can appeal his suspension and fine


The Egyptian Football Association stressed on Thursday that the sanctions imposed by its disciplinary committee against Talae El-Geish striker Salah Aminare 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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