The Manager of English Premier league club of Newcastle United does not want his newly-recruited player Islam Slimani to join the Algerian national football squad in their planned friendly fixtures versus Tanzania and Iran.
The Greens’ two friendly matches will take place on March 22nd , first versus Tanzania, and four days later versus Iran and the national team coach Rabah Madjer is slated to announce the list of called-up players in the next few days.
The FAF management has been requested by Newcastle’s Manager to provide “guarantees” that Algerian striker Islam Slimani will not be injured in these upcoming warm-up matches, even though such “guarantees” are beyond belief.
The Manager of Newcastle club fears that Slimani will again be injured by playing with the Greens of Algeria and will be thus out of the competition until the end of the season.
Algerian international Striker Slimani has now been absent from Newcastle United’s line-up for four premier league fixtures because of a nagging thigh injury and is expected to repeat the scenario in the England Championship against Liverpool next Saturday and also versus visiting Southampton a week later.
In all cases, the management of Newcastle Club have put the head of the FAF Football Federation Kheireddine Zetchi and the national team coach Rabah Madjer in embarrassment, even though the FIFA regulations give the Algerian international the right to play the Greens’ forthcoming friendly fixtures versus Tanzania and Iran.