CAIRO: Ahly Dubai midfielder Hosni Abd-Rabou has been handed a four-match suspension and a fine of 8,000 dirhams for an off-ball challenge during the UAE Cup semi-final first leg.
The Egypt midfielder received a straight red card in Sunday s game, which Ahly lost 3-1 to Wehda, after he violently tackled an opposition player.
Now Abd-Rabou will miss the semi-final second leg, as well as the final if his team go through.
About a fortnight ago, the former Ismaili prodigy conceded that emotional games could cause players to lose their temper.
Sometimes players become nervous because they want to perform well and help their teams in crucial moments, Abd-Rabou told Ahly s official website.