The Egyptian Football Association decided to suspend Mohamed El-Shennawy, the goalkeeper for the first team at Al-Ahly club, for a period of 4 games due to his unsportsmanlike behavior towards the referee Mohamed Salam, who managed the match of the Red Team against Al-Ahly Bank in the Egyptian League, which ended in a goalless draw, within the eighth round From the tournament.
The Football Association stated in its statement today, Monday, that Al-Shennawi was also fined 20,000 pounds, for improperly objecting to the match ruling, after the final whistle was fired.
A state of great anger prevailed within the Al-Ahly club, especially that the Egyptian Football Association did not punish some players who carried out the same actions and objections to the Egyptian arbitration during the previous matches, and the Al-Ahly fans launched a widespread criticism campaign against the committee in charge of managing the Football Association headed by Ahmed Mujahid.
The match between Al-Ahly and Al-Ahly Bank had witnessed controversial arbitration cases, most notably the cancellation of the goal of Al-Ahly defender Ayman Ashraf, in addition to not counting a penalty kick from the handball of the Al-Ahly Bank defender, which made Al-Ahly administration issue an official statement demanding that the arbitration errors be stopped. Which she described as “vulgar.”
Goalkeeper Ali Lotfi will play in the next Al-Ahly matches, goalkeeper Ali Lotfi, who is currently being prepared to participate in 4 matches in the Egyptian League, against the Arab Contractors, then Pyramids, Samouha, and finally Tala’a El-Geish, which are the team’s next matches in the Egyptian League Championship.
Sayed Abdel Hafeez, director of football at Al-Ahly club, criticized Wajih Ahmed, head of the Referees Committee, for not assigning the team’s matches to international referees, and only two teams, Jihad Greisha and Ibrahim Noureddine, who led two matches for the team in the league championship, out of a total of 7 meetings he fought. The team is in the Egyptian League Championship.