Shikabala and Shehata’s clash overshadowed Zamalek’s advancement to the last eight of the Caf Champions League and brought back unpleasant memories of Mido's spat with his manager
Egypt international midfielder Shikabala has found himself in the middle of controversy once more after protesting his 65-minute substitution during a 2-0 Caf Champions League victory over Maghreb Fes.
The 26-year-old fumed when Hassan Shehata opted for a tactical change and replaced him shortly after his skipper, Ahmed Hassan, was sent off. Shikabala threw his wristband in anger and clearly screamed “if you don’t want me in your team, let me go!”
The incident marred what was otherwise an important win for the Egyptian outfit that advanced to the group stages of the continental competition by the aggregate score of 4-0 and was reminiscent of Mido’s outburst against Shehata during the 2006 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Goal.com's Egyptian edition reports that Zamalek have since suspended Shikabala and are awaiting Shehata's report on the outburst before taking further disciplinary measures.