Nigerian player suspended by Egyptian league side after beating up Salah


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A 23-year-old Nigerian footballer, Moses Edu, has been suspended by his Egyptian league side for beating up his teammate during a disagreement over shoes.

The Egyptian Premier League side Ghazl El Mahallah suspended Moses Edu for beating up the teammate identified as Salah Mahmoud, Media Manager with Ghana’s Legon City FC, @MickyJnr__ tweeted late Wednesday.

The striker was said to have bought a sneaker from the teammate but refused to pay for it, leading to a scuffle. A sneaker is a sports shoe with a pliable rubber sole.

Details of the suspension were sketchy as of press time.

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The Enugu State-born Moses Edu joined Ghazl El Mahallah from Misr Lel Makkasa on December 2, 2020.

His current two-year contract is expected to keep him at the club until the summer of 2022.

His Nigerian compatriot and defensive midfielder Emmanuel Agbettor also plays for the club.

Having been in Egypt since July 2018, Edu previously played for then-Premier League side Haras El Hodood, from where he joined Misr Lel Makkasa on Jul 1, 2019.

He went to Egypt after playing for Nigerian club Real Sapphire FC.

Ghazl El Mahallah, the 1972-73 Egyptian league champions, are playing in the Premier League for the first time since 2016, with their next season being their 47th in the highest-tier of the Egyptian football.

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