The Islamic republic of Egypt has added former football star, Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror list.
His lawyer disclosed that Egyptian authorities added Aboutrika to the list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Mr. Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the Brotherhood, which Egypt considers a terrorist organization.
In 2012, he endorsed the successful presidential bid by Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood member.
The move by the 2008 BBC African Footballer of the Year alienated some of his fans.
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Any person named on the country’s terror list is subject to a travel ban and faces having their passport and assets frozen.
Mr. Aboutrika’s lawyer, Mohamed Osman, said the move was “Contrary to the law.”
He also added that his client had “Not been convicted or formally notified of any of the charges against him”.
“We will appeal this decision,” Mr. Osman said.
The former football star has strenuously denied the allegations.