Tunisia international Hamdi Nagguez has been sentenced to four months in prison for breaking the rules of the Coronavirus lockdown in the country.
The former Zamalek defender, who participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, had returned from his Lithuanian club Suduva to his hometown of Sousse following the ongoing global health crisis.
However, the 27-year-old was stopped at a police checkpoint while driving around town without permission. He allegedly declined to surrender his car papers, thus sparking a “heated argument” with officers, who eventually got him arrested.
A judge, on Friday, sentenced him to four months in prison with a fine of 100 dinars ($35) for contempt of cop.
Nagguez could be prevented from travelling to his base once the lockdown is lifted, according to the local media.
His lawyer has announced their intention to appeal the decision.