Wednesday, 13 July 2016
A court on Tuesday handed Egypt’s all-time leading goalscorer Hossam Hassan four days’ detention after he allegedly assaulted an interior ministry photographer during clashes after a match involving his club.
Scuffles broke out on Friday between players of Al-Masry — the Port Said team where Hassan is now head coach — and Ghazl el-Mahalla, following their 2-2 draw in a league match.
Hassan, a 49-year-old footballing legend in Egypt and former captain of the national team, assaulted a photographer who was working for the ministry, according to judicial and security officials.
Hassan, his deputy Hassan Mustafa and Al-Masry’s administrative director Walid Badr were ordered to remain in detention for four days on Tuesday after the photographer made a complaint, the officials added.
Before taking charge of Al-Masry last year, Hassan had a glittering career, scoring 69 goals in 196 appearances for Egypt.
Source by: AFP