Khoukhi ruled out, Akram joins training ahead of Qatar Clasico
06 Feb 2018 - 0:00
DOHA: Al Sadd’s Boualem Khoukhi has been ruled out of their Qatar Clasico against Al Rayyan as he is nursing a muscle tear on his left foot, sustained during their 3-1 win over Qatar SC in Week 15 of the QNB Stars League (QSL).
A medical examination confirmed Khoukhi’s injury and he has to undergo rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
Al Sadd are preparing for the crunmch tie which will be played at the Al Sadd Stadium on Thursday.
The players, including Akram Afif who has just joined the Al Sadd ranks from Spanish club Villarreal, were put through their paces on Sunday evening by Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira. Those who joined the practice session also included Salem Al Hajri, who is back after representing Qatar at the recent Asian Under-23 Championship in China.
Meanwhile, left-back Abdelkarim Hassan too underwent a medical check-up as he left the field injured during their match against Qatar SC last week.
Al Sadd have 37 points, two less than leaders Al Duhail and as many more than third-placed Al Rayyan.