CAIRO – 19 February 2018: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Monday that they have suspended former Al-Ahly striker Emad Motaeb for two games after his behavior during the Champions League final against Wydad Casablanca.
Al-Ahly lost the title after losing 1-0 to Wydad in Morocco after a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Alexandria. Al-Ahly players criticized the game’s referee, Bakary Gassama, during the game, and Motaeb taunted him after the game.
Motaeb, 34, left Al-Ahly last January to join Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun on a six-month loan, but his suspension will continue if he played with Al-Ahly or another team in the African competitions.
Motaeb achieved four African Champions League titles with the club, in 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013, but he was hoping to win his first African Champions League title as Al-Ahly captain.
Motaeb is having a difficult time, as he failed to score any goal with Al Taawoun since he joined the club.