Egypt’s Mohamed Zidan sentenced to 6 years in jail for writing three bad cheques

Egypt's Mohamed Zidan has been sentenced to six years in jail for writing bad cheques.

According to reports in the Egyptian media, El Dokki Misdemeanor Court ruled that Egyptian international Mohamed Zidan is to be jailed for 6 years due to three cases of issuing ‘worthless cheques’ to an Egyptian real estate company, according to Al Ahram.

Arab Company for Projects and Urban Development filed the lawsuit against 31-year-old Zidan earlier this year.

Mohamed Zidan is one of the most successful Egyptian players, winning the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and also played for Hamburger, Werder Bremen, Mainz in Germany.

Though, he has been out of action since terminating his contract with Baniyas of the UAE in the beginning of this year. He now temporarily works as a sports analyst for Al-Jazeera Sports, but has yet to announce his retirement.

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