CAIRO: Algeria midfielder Khaled Lemmouchia said on Sunday he would not join Zamalek regardless of the value of their offer.
The ES Setif man was on the verge of agreeing a move to the Cairo club but tempers flared between Algeria and Egypt after both sides met in two successive World Cup qualifiers.
Algeria s bus was attacked in Cairo before Egypt s 2-0 home victory over their North African rivals that forced a playoff in Sudan.
The Desert Foxes fans responded by attacking Egyptian supporters with knives and blades following the playoff, which Algeria won 1-0 to book a place at next year s World Cup finals in South Africa.
Zamalek had already said they would not pursue their interest in Lemmouchia, who also insisted he was not interested in joining the five-time African champions.
I m not crazy to join Zamalek after what happened, Lemmouchia, one of three Algerian players who were reportedly struck in the face by stones thrown from Egyptian fans, told Algerian paper El-Heddaf.
I will not forget the Cairo incidents; they wounded me and my teammates and also attacked our fans.
I will not accept any offer from Zamalek or any Egyptian club no matter what. It s a matter of dignity.