Ex-Dortmund striker Zidan sentenced to six years in prison for issuing bad cheques | inside World Soccer

Former Borussia Dortmund striker Mohamed Zidan has been sentenced to six years in jail after being convicted of issuing three bad cheques to an Egyptian real estate company.

Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan played for Bundesliga side Dortmund between 2008 and 2011
Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan played for Bundesliga side Dortmund between 2008 and 2011

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According to Egyptian news reports, Arab Company for Projects and Urban Development filed the lawsuit against the 31-year-old earlier this year.

An Egyptian court has since ruled that Zidan, who was not present for the case, must serve six years in prison, though it is not entirely clear of his whereabouts.

Zidan has been without a club since terminating his contract with United Arab Emirates outfit Baniyas in January, but has been working as a sports analyst for Al-Jazeera Sports.

He is one of Egypt's most successful footballers of the past decade, having won the Bundesliga with Dortmund as well as winning two African Cup of Nations titles in his illustrious career.

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