The goalkeeper of Algeria’s first division club MC Alger, Faouzi Chaouchi, has been sentenced to a suspended six-month prison term for an attack on a policeman.
Chaouchi, 32, a former keeper of the national team, was charged with “aggression” against a policeman who was searching players at a match in Algiers a few days ago.
Private television station Echorouk reported that the court in the Bir Mourad Rais district of Algiers also ordered the player to pay a fine of about $450.
Chaouchi denied having attacked the policeman, saying he had only “shoved” him after refusing to be subjected to a body search on entering the stadium.
But he has since faced a s