Emirati footballers fined Dh200,000 and suspended for leaving national training camp

Al Wahda players Mohammed Hassan Al Shamsi and Abdulla Hamad Al Minhali will miss four games for their club

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Two Emirati footballers have been fined Dh200,000 ($55,000) after leaving a national team training camp in Abu Dhabi without permission.

Goalkeeper Mohammed Hassan Al Shamsi and midfielder Abdulla Hamad Al Minhali, both of Abu Dhabi-based Pro League side Al Wahda, are also suspended for four games.

The suspensions will be served for their club team, the UAE Football Association said.

These punishments were announced by the association's disciplinary committee on Tuesday.

It did not disclose when the pair left the camp or reveal any further details about the incident.

The committee also imposed a one-match suspension and Dh50,000 fine on Al Nasr forward Dembo Darboe.

This was over an incident involving the Dubai club's Gambian international and a player from Sharjah's Al Bataeh, during an Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Cup match on Friday.

Updated: November 30, 2022, 11:23 AM