CAIRO: Military Production midfielder Mohamed Aboul-Ella voiced anger with the fans of his former club Zamalek after they taunted him during Saturday s Egyptian Premier League game.
I m very sad at what happened from the crowd. I served Zamalek for many years so I do not deserve this, Aboul-Ella told FilGoal.com after the game.
They kept insulting me throughout the game but I will remain focused on giving my all to Production.
The 29-year-old midfielder was jeered in the dying minutes of Production s 3-2 defeat to Zamalek after a quarrel with striker Sayed Mosaad.
Players from both sides intervened to calm things down but the matter escalated after the final whistle.
Mosaad s action was unacceptable. He was playing in the youth team when I captained Zamalek so he should have respected me, Aboul-Ella added.
Aboul-Ella, who came through Zamalek s youth ranks, left the club in the close season after they opted not to offer him a new contract.
Zamalek raced onto a three-goal lead in the first half but Production, who narrowed the gap with two goals including a stoppage-time strike, were unlucky not to secure a share of spoils.
They squandered a host of clear-cut opportunities and were frustrated by Zamalek keeper Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed, who thwarted numerous chances in the second half.
I can say that Zamalek were lucky tonight, Production assistant coach Tarek Mostafa, a former Zamalek player, told Modern Sport.
We deserved to get a draw at least.