A leaked Instagram conversation between the two players shows Faycal Fajr apologizing.
The conversation shows Fajr apologizing to Hamdallah for taking the ball from him and shooting the penalty instead of him during the Morocco-Gambia friendly game on June 12.
In Darija (Moroccan Arabic), Fajr wrote: “Hi my brother Abderrazak, I hope you are well. I am sorry if I upset you because of the penalty. It is the coach who designates shooters. A major controversy broke out for nothing. Take care of yourself brother.”
The conversation also shows Hamdallah’s response.
“Hello my brother. Yes, you did not do me a favor, but it is ok. I am not mad at you. In contrast, I wish you all the best. I wish you good luck in the Africa Cup,” wrote Hamdallah.
The authenticity of the conversation has not yet been confirmed and neither of the players has made an official statement.
Hamdallah, who currently plays for Saudi football club Al Nassr, left Morocco’s training camp on Thursday, June 13 due to the alleged rift with Fajr.
Morocco’s Royal Football Federation commented on his exit, claiming that he left due to injury.
A source quoted by Moroccan news outlet Le360 said that FRMF is currently in talks with Hamdallah to convince him to reconsider his decision and to return training with the Atlas Lions ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The tournament will take place from June 21 to July 19 in Egypt.
The claim comes after FRMF released a statement claiming that Hamdallah left the Moroccan national squad due to injury in his back and hip.