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Egypt international Zidan sentenced to 6 years in jail

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Posted on November 20, 2013

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Egypt striker Mohamed Zidan sentenced to six years in prison by an Egyptian court on Wednesday.

El Dokki Misdemeanor Court ruled that Egyptian international Mohamed Zidan is to be jailed for 6 years due to three cases of issuing ‘worthless cheques’ to an Egyptian real estate company, according to Al Ahram.

Arab Company for Projects and Urban Development filed the lawsuit against 31-year-old Zidan earlier this year.

Zidan has been out of action since terminating his contract with Baniyas of the UAE in the beginning of this year. He now temporarily works as a sports analyst for Al-Jazeera Sports, but has yet to announce his retirement.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward has been recently linked with a winter move to Zamalek, following his disappointing spell at Baniyas.

Zidan had been one of the most successful Egyptian players in Europe, playing for Mainz 05, Werder Bremen, Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund in Germany, and Akademisk Boldklub and FC Midtjylland in Denmark prior.

It’s worth mentioning that in July 2012, the controversial Egyptian striker paid a visit to Alaa Mubarak, son of deposed president Hosni Mubarak, in prison.

4 Comments

  1. Ali AbdUl

    November 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    i honestly dont know what to say, what the hell is this, 6 years. this is more shocking than the 6-1 defeat.

  2. KWAME NKRUMAH

    November 21, 2013 at 4:20 AM

    Well, there is a sayings that goes like this -Viz:- ( WAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
    I personally feel pity for that NAME as refering to ZINEDIN ZIDAN of France head booted an Italian player , which became a world nemises to mankind in the history of football but Zinedin was right to do that..Even thooo if Egyptian ZIDAN took the GREATEST of all times France ZIDANS———-,
    NAME AS HIS MENTOR, with all these CLUBS that he have played, shouldnt even THINK of doing this, if these ALLEGATIONS are true.
    Well, some ppl Always takes their CEREBRITY names tp comit atrocities, cos they think they will be freed cos of their names as cerebrities..@Ali AbdUi, U are funny hahahahaha..U really made my day loooool.

  3. Andrew Sidhom

    November 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    I’m pretty sure he’s still at Baniyas by contract, but not included in their squad. I’m also pretty sure he could have left by now if he didn’t love their money so much.

    It’s ironic that when Zidan left the natl. team camp in 2012 before our 2nd leg game vs Central African Republic, the reason he gave was “to secure his footballing future.” Which of course wasn’t going to be remain at Mainz because of “money issues”. It’s amazing and sad the how low he’s now sank, and, aside from an unlucky ACL injury that coincided with Dortmund’s rise, how low he’s let himself sink as well. I remember at some point in his career, Zidan was considered to have the potential to play in Barcelona!

    Still wish him well and that this turns out to be just an allegation.

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