The Egyptian National Team-COURTSEY PHOTO

Egypt has been fined US dollars 100, 000 for breaching media protocols and directives at the on going 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The seven time champions failed to honour a press briefing on January 29, 2022 ahead of their quarter final match against Morocco at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium which is part of the obligations for all the participating teams.

They have been given a gross period of two months to pay $ 50,000 only, with the other $ 50, 000 suspended on conditions that they are not found guilty of the same offence again at the on going championship.

“The CAF Disciplinary Board has imposed a fine of 100 000 USD, with 50 000 suspended, to the Egypt Football Association (EFA) for breaching CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 media protocols and directives,” CAF said on Wednesday.

“Egypt FA have 60 days to pay the 50 000 USD fine.”

The Pharaohs came back from behind to beat Morocco 2-1 after extra time in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde on Sunday to match to the semi finals.

They will now face tournament hosts – Cameroon on Thursday, a repeat of the 2017 final that Cameroon won.

Tomorrow’s showdown will also be a clash between the two most successful sides in AFCON history, with 12 titles between them.

But Egypt has not won the African Cup since its record-extending seventh title in 2010.