Zamalek announce Kahraba ordered to pay hefty fine, player to appeal on ruling
Board member of Cairo giants Zamalek, Ahmed Mortada Mansour, has stated that the club has won their case against former club winger Mahmoud Kahraba and the player is now ordered to pay a heavy fine for the Whites to avoid lengthy suspension.
Kahraba had went AWOL at Zamalek and failed to report back for his club’s pre-season preparations back in 2019 due to a disagreement over the validity of his contract at the club.
He later on completed a transfer to Portuguese Primeira Liga side Club Deportivo Aves and successively joined the Whites arch-rivals Al Ahly in the 2020 January transfer window.
Earlier during the year, Zamalek decided to launch a complaint against Kahraba as they claimed that he was under a contract until June 2023 which disallows him to make a free transfer to any other club.
“FIFA have ordered Kahraba to pay 33 million EGP to Zamalek due to breaching his contract and fleeing the club,” Zamalek said in official statement.
“In case the fine wasn’t paid by 45 days at the maximum the player will be suspended for six months,” Zamalek statement added.
On the other hand, the Al Ahly winger claimed that all Zamalek’s complaints against him, Al Ahly and CD Aves were rejected and the only sanction was a $2M fine.
“After the issuing of the ruling I have reached out my lawyers in my case against Zamalek in which the club requested a €9M fine, my suspension for six months and the punishment of Al Ahly and CD Aves,” Kahraba said on Instagram.
“The only ruling issued was a $2M fine to be paid by me and the Portuguese club to Zamalek and all other requests were turned down. Despite the bias of some towards Zamalek I wasn’t punished which shows the rightness of my stance.”
“Regarding the financial fine decision it will be appealed in Court of Arbitration for Sport and will be cancelled God willing,” Kahraba concluded.
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