BEGUELA, January 18 – Egypt will fine Borussia Dortmund striker Mohamed Zidan after he reacted angrily to being substituted during his team's 2-0 African Cup of Nations win over Mozambique.
Zidan refused to shake the hand of his replacement Ahmed Eid as he left the pitch after 60 minutes of Saturday’s game. He also threw his wrist band and kicked a chair in the dugout in frustration.
Egypt coach, Hassan Shehata, said Zidan will pay be fined and that the player apologised to the entire squad Sunday.
"Zidan felt that he wasn’t playing well, that’s why he was upset. It wasn’t because of the substitution," said Shehata.
Last year, the striker fell out with Shehata after he stayed away from an international friendly against Guinea in Cairo.
He was subsequently banned and fined but was recalled to the Pharaohs squad for November’s World Cup qualifiers against Algeria.