Pyramids FC announced on Monday it would appeal against the Egyptian Football Association’s (EFA) bans and sanctions on the club following some of their players’ misconduct against the match official of Al Ahly game.
Pyramids received a very strong blow as the EFA’s ethics and discipline committee decided to ban five players of the club, namely Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Ragab Bakkar, Ali Gabr, Islam Eissa, and Omar Gaber for three matches in addition of EGP 50,000 fine for each.
In the Gameweek 16 of the Egyptian Premier League, a quarrel erupted between Pyramids players and the match official Ibrahim Nourredin right after Al Ahly’s Aliou Dieng’s late winner that resulted in the sending off of Ahmed Ayman Mansour and Ragab Bakkar.
Moreover, Pyramids CEO Mamdouh Eid was also banned from any sports related activity for three matches and a similar fine. Al Ahly’s director of football Sayed Abdel-Hafiz was also suspended for one game and fined by EGP 50,000.
Al Ahly was fined EGP 100,000 as well after fans insulted Pyramids players, specifically Ali Gabr.
The banned players of Pyramids miss their game against Al Mokawloon Al Arab SC on Tuesday, and they will also miss more two games against Ismaily SC (21 February) and Aswan SC (25 February). The five players will return by March.
The absence of five Pyramids was confirmed to be missing a game against Ismaili FC on 21 February and Aswan on 25 February, after missing a game against Al Mokawloon Al Arab SC. The five players will return by March.