Ahly, Zamalek rack up fines after Egyptian Super Cup

Ahly, Zamalek rack up fines after Egyptian Super Cup
Emam Ashour (C) in action against Al Ahly player Ramadan Sobhe (L) and Amr Al Solaya

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019. 10:00

Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Zamalek will be counting the cost of their participation in Friday’s Egyptian Super Cup after receiving heavy fines from the Egypt Football Association for various misdemeanors.

Ahly won the game 3-2, but it was a typically fiery derby in Alexandria in front of a limited crowd of 10,000 rowdy supporters.

Ahly have been fined a little over US$6,000 for abusive chants by their supporters towards their opponents during the game, while Ahlu have been fined another US$6,000 for chants directed at Zamalek president Mortada Mansour and player Shikabala.

Ahly players Hossam Ashour and Ramadan Sobhi have also been fined US$3,000 each for inciting the abusive chants. The use of fireworks by fans will also cost Ahly an extra US$3,000.

Zamalek have also been fined US$6,000 for their fasns chanting abuse at the opposition, and another US$3,000 for chants against former Ahly player and president Saleh Selim, who died in 2002.

The White Knights will have to fork out another US$9,000 for leaving the post-game ceremony without collecting their medals, and US$600 for coming out five minutes late for the second half.

Both clubs will also pay a US$300 for submitting their starting line-ups late.

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