Libyan international Moayed Al-Lafi, the star of Wydad Casablanca, revealed the latest developments in his injury, after he suffered a cruciate ligament injury during his participation with his team in the 22nd round of the Moroccan Football League.

El-Lafi suffered a severe injury, last Friday, in the match that brought his team Wydad against his counterpart the Royal Army after a violent intervention from defender Anwar Tarkhat, who was expelled by referee Hicham El-Tamsmani in the ninth minute of the match, which ended in the interest of El-Lafi’s teammates by three clean goals.

The player will miss the second leg of the African Champions League semi-final against Angolan Petro Atlético this weekend, and he will also miss the final match on May 30, if his team qualifies, knowing that Wydad won away from home, first-leg, over the Angolan team 1-3.

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Lafi said in exclusive statements to winwin: “Unfortunately, the injury was strong, and the initial examinations confirmed that there are cruciate ligament tears, and there are different medical opinions in Morocco about the method of treatment. With only physical therapy.

Al-Lafi added: “Currently, I have been in France since last Monday, to resolve this controversy with the Wydad doctor by presenting my case to more than one French surgical consultant to discuss the possibility of performing the operation at the level of the knee ligaments or merely physiotherapy, matters will be resolved within the next 48 hours.”

On whether the player Anwar Tarkhat, the defender of the Royal Army, had deliberately injured him, Al-Lafi said: “The player apologized, and assured me that he never intended to harm me. He called me while I was in the hospital and apologized repeatedly .. But these are the rules of football.” .

Regarding his absence from facing Libya and Botswana in the 2023 African Nations Cup qualifiers, Al-Lafi said: “Unfortunately, I will not be present with my teammates to face Botswana, which will be in Benghazi on the first of next June in the first round. The medical staff of the team contacted me and gave me I have moral support, and I have great confidence in my teammates to win, and I will make sure to attend the rest of the team’s campaign in the qualifiers.”

Moayad El Lafi, 26, joined Wydad in November 2020 from USM Alger, and played with the Moroccan league leaders in more than 50 games, during which he scored 13 goals.

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