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Al Ahly president strip Hossam Ghaly of captaincy

Hossam Ghaly

Al Ahly midfielder Hossam Ghaly has been stripped of the captaincy and fined by the club after his actions in the team’s 1-0 loss to Haras El-Hodood in the .

The 33-year-old midfielder threw a tantrum after he was sent off the field for picking two successive yellow cards. He reacted by throwing the captain’s armband and kicking it while on his way out of the field. Ghaly picked up the captain’s armband afterwards.

The club veteran received two successive yellow cards after protesting the referee’s decision to give a foul against him and acted in frustration as a result.

Al Ahly issued a statement on their official website stating that the club chairman Mahmoud Taher, who is also authorized by the the club’s board to manage football affairs, has decided to strip Ghaly of the captaincy after the incident. In addition, the team’s technical staff will issue a fine against the player.

Striker Emad Meteb who used to serve as the vice-captain, will become the team’s regular skipper. Sherif Ekramy and Hossam Ashour come next in line.

Ghaly has been a subject of similar controversy before. The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder had thrown his shirt on the ground after being subbed against Blackburn Rovers during his short tenure with the club in 2007.

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