Egypt’s Al Ahly received $148,000 from the Federation International Football Association (FIFA) due to forward Marwan Mohsen’s injury at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Gil Vicente and Ismaily striker had suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during Egypt’s 1-0 victory over Morocco at the 2017 AFCON, held in Gabon.
“FIFA has paid $148 thousand to Al-Ahly as a compensation to the Red Devils for Mohsen’s absence due to his injury,” Al Ahly official website reported.
The Egyptian Premier League winners had submitted a document to FIFA, which included the report of the medical center in Germany, diagnosis of the injury, the period of his absence as well as the technical and financial loses, from which the club suffered.
According to FIFA regulations, FIFA should pay players’ salaries to the clubs if any of their players are injured during their international duties with the national teams. Al-Ahly became the first Egyptian team to make use of this item.
The Red Devils were fined one million dollars by FIFA due to their issues with former player Hendrik Helmke. In August, Al Ahly named Swiss René Weiler as new head coach following Uruguayan coach Martin Lasarte, who was sacked after Al-Ahly’s elimination from the Egyptian Cup competition as they lost 1-0 to Pyramids.