CAIRO: Ahly imposed an LE 20,000 fine on out-of-favor striker Ahmed Belal for lashing out at the club s technical staff.
The 29-year-old, who has been confined to the bench over the last three seasons, accused Ahly coach Hossam Al-Badri of favoritism.
Belal stated that frontline duo Francis Doe and Mohamed Talaat were named for Ahly s 2-1 win at Asyut Petroleum on Monday because of personal preference .
The former Konyaspor man was upset because he was snubbed despite being fit and ready .
The Red Devils sanctioned Belal only several hours after his media statements were released.
According to Ahly s rules and regulations, any player make statements to the media without permission shall be fined LE 20,000, Ahly s football director Hadi Khashaba told FilGoal.com.
For this reason, Belal was fined.
He wasn t named in the squad due to technical reasons, nothing more, he added.
Almost a year ago, Belal, who was once a prominent figure at the Cairo club, was fined LE 25,000 for sounding his disgruntlement over some coaching staff decisions.