Zamalek skipper Emam suspended by EFA for two matches

Zamalek skipper Hazem Emam has been suspended for two matches by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) for misbehaviour during the team’s 3-2 Egypt Super Cup defeat to Ahly on Thursday.

"The competitions committee decided to suspend Emam for two matches for his ill conduct in the Super Cup match," the EFA said in a statement on its official website Sunday.

Emam, who was already ruled out of the 18-man squad through injury, invaded the pitch and headed towards Ahly winger Ramadan Sobhi, whose act of standing on the ball seemed to provoke the ire of the entire Zamalek squad.

The match was then halted for nearly 10 minutes due to the scuffle that erupted as a result, before the referee resumed play once the situation had been contained.

"Ahly and Zamalek were also punished with a LE10,000 fine for not being committed to their seats on the bench," the EFA's statement added.

Also Sunday, Zamalek management decided to punish skipper Emam with a LE100,000 fine for the same incident.

Zamalek, which clinched both the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup trophies this season, gave Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira a vote of confidence after Sunday's board meeting.


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