Egypt’s all-time top goal-scorer Hossam Hassan will go on trial on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a government photographer,
A court official said the incident is alleged to have happened during clashes after a match on Friday between players of Al-masry – the Port Said team where Hassan is now head coach – and Ghazl El-mahalla. They drew 2-2.
Hassan was filmed apparently chasing the photographer across the pitch then punching him in the head, taking his camera and smashing it on the ground next to the pitch,
On Saturday, the Egyptian Football Association suspended Hassan from taking part in his club’s next three matches and fined him $1,100.
The club was also fined 20,000 Egyptian Pounds.