Rabat - Al-Hilal Football Club of Saudi Arabia has decided to give up on Moroccan football player Achraf Bencharki just a few months after he signed a USD 5 million contract with the club.
Rabat – Al-Hilal Football Club of Saudi Arabia has decided to give up on Moroccan football player Achraf Bencharki just a few months after he signed a USD 5 million contract with the club.
On Saturday, several Moroccan news outlets including Lions de l’Atlas reported that the newly elected president of Al-Hilal FC, Sami El Jaber, announced that the departure of Bencharki “is one of his priorities.”
Al-Hilal fans have been allegedly accusing Bencharki of delivering “disappointing” on-field performances, especially given his transfer cost from Wydad of Casablanca. During his last game against the Saudi team Al Ahli, Bencharki missed several key passes and potential goals which angered Saudi fans.
Bencharki’s performances have been making international headlines after the CAF Champions League final game. The multi-position player helped set up a fabulous goal against the Egyptian Al Ahly on November 4.
During the game, Bencharki sent an assist to Oualid El Karti, who scored the winning goal for Wydad of Casablanca at the 69-minute mark.
The talented footballer also played a key role in helping the Moroccan team win the continental title during the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018).
Bencherki’s transfer to the Saudi club made football headlines in the past month and created a heated debate between those who support his move and those who wanted him to turn down the lucrative Al-Hilal FC contract.