The Sports Court ruled against the Egyptian league champion, Zamalek, to pay one million euros in favor of the Portuguese Maritimo, in exchange for the return of the player, Mohamed Ibrahim, in the 2014/2015 season.
Mohamed Ibrahim, who currently plays for Ceramica Cleopatra club, returned to Zamalek after only participating in 8 matches with Maritimo.
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“The Sports Court confirmed the decision issued by FIFA to fine Zamalek one million euros in addition to interest,” said lawyer Gonzalo Almeida, who assisted Maritimo in the case.
FIFA issued a decision to fine Zamalek one million euros on October 10, 2020, for not paying the value of Mohamed Ibrahim’s return during the 2014/2015 season in favor of the Portuguese club.
Zamalek had the right to appeal the decision, but the Sports Court upheld the ruling against the Egyptian league champion, after the White Knight breached an agreement with Maritimo to pay 350 thousand euros in exchange for the return of the player, who completed only a few months with the Portuguese club.
Almeida commented on the decision: “This is an excellent result, after a long-running case, which was divided into two phases but in the end, Maritimo got his right to receive an additional amount in exchange for the player’s return to Zamalek.”