Egyptian footballer Amr Zaki angers his new Moroccan team
Amr Zaki angered Raja de Casablanca after undergoing ankle surgery in Germany without taking the club’s permission
Egyptian football player Amr Zaki had angered his Moroccan team Raja Casablanca after undergoing ankle surgery in Germany without taking the club’s permission, Egyptian daily news website al-Ahram reported Thursday.
Raja Casablanca said it will file a complaint with FIFA over what it described as “unprofessional” behavior by its new recruit. In a statement, the club added that the injury will prevent Zaki from playing until the end of the season.
In response, Zaki said on Thursday that he told his club about the trip to Germany, adding that managers ignored his message.
“After undergoing scans on Tuesday, the German doctor informed me that I need urgent surgery and I informed the club and I sent the medical reports to the club,” Zaki wrote on his personal Facebook page.
“The club ignored me. Normally they have to send the team doctor with me to observe the details of my injury,” he added.
“As a player on the club, they have to pay all the costs of the surgery,” Zaki wrote.
Zaki, who joined the club during the winter transfer window, was injured last week during a weekly training session, according to the Moroccan team.
Ahead of his transfer, Zaki had passed medical tests which confirmed he was medically fit to join the club.
Zaki joined Raja Casablanca in January, after signing a $300,000 contract due to end in June 2015.