The international football player denied all accusations against him after FRMF announced Hamdallah’s exit from Morocco’s lineup for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to injury.
Rabat – Faycal Fajr, Moroccan international football player expressed regret and disappointment over Morocco’s elimination from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).
Fajr took to his Instagram to convey the love he has for Moroccan football fans and for his country.
“A disappointment is always difficult to overcome especially when it comes to a competition of this magnitude” he said.
He acknowledged that the disappointment still continues.
“The love I have for my country is indescribable, I am always at its service whatever happened.”
Fajr said that he wanted to speak about the “problem” that occurred during preparation matches the team played before the CAN.
The problem, according to FAJR “deeply touched” him.
Fajr referred to an alleged conflict he had with A Moroccan football player Abderrazak Hamdallah, who was on the list of the Moroccan lineup for CAN.
Just a week before the tournament was set to commence, the Royal Football Federation announced that he had sustained an injury which would prevent him from playing with the Atlas Lions during CAN games.
Commenting on the alleged conflict, Fajr said that the “problem” was actually “a fabric of lies that I faced, and received boos and insults, negative criticism” for.
Fajr described the problem as “false, distorted by some misinformed press.”
“I did nothing at all, and I did not cause any harm to anyone. I like my staff, my teammates without exception.”
Speculation spread on social media suggested that Hamdallah left the training camp after issues he faced with some members of the Moroccan squad, especially Fajr.
“A month now that I wanted to talk about it, but for me the team and the country went so much above everything, that I preferred to take on me, to remain silent for the sake of the flag. Always Morocco,” the football player concluded his statement.
Morocco’s national team was defeated by Benin on July 5. The team lost the chance to reach the final or the title after weak performance, which was strongly criticized by Moroccan football fans.