Cairo giants fined after latest round of EPL games

Cairo giants fined after latest round of EPL games
Patrice Carteron

by Staff Reporter

Friday Dec 20, 2019. 12:00

The fines from the Egyptian Football Association keep on coming for Zamalek and Al Ahly after both were sanctioned following the midweek clashes in the Egypt Premier League.

Struggling Zamalek slipped to a shock 3-2 loss at El-Geish, while Al Ahoy continued their 100 percent start with a 1-0 win at Ismaily.

Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron was fined US$3,115 after he failed to attend the post-match press conference in the wake of his team’s defeat.

Ahly were handed a more modest US$625 fine after they could not produce the league registration cards of all of their technical team for the referee.

The Cairo giants pay a lot of money back to the league over the course of the season and are no strangers to financial penalties.

Following their Egyptian Super Cup meeting in September, both had to fork out some severe penalties.

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

Ahly players Hossam Ashour and Ramadan Sobhi were also 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 were fined US$6,000 for their fans 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 also had 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 also had to pay US$300 for submitting their starting line-ups late.

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