“We will appeal the court decision,” said Abou-Treika’s lawyer Mohamed Osman. “This decision is contrary to the law, Abou-Treika has not been convicted or formally notified of any of the charges against him.” Osman also revealed that even though two court orders were issued to lift the freeze mode on the player’s assets the freeze is still in effect.

The lawyer went to on to explain the problems that will face the player due to the decision made to add him to the list by saying: “There will be many legal consequences, notably the travel ban.”