Football Federation to gamble on Saladin against Benin
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) is still considering showing the green light to the on-fire striker, Saladin Said, to play against Benin this Sunday despite the serious injury he sustained during SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s much that helped the team secure a comfortable 2-0 win over Central African Republic (CAR) at the Addis Ababa Stadium.
However, the medical team of the national team warned the federation not to allow Saladin to play saying: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The strikerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s future would be devastating.Ã¢â‚¬Â Similarly, SaladinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Egypt-based club, Wadi Degla on its part issued warnings to the federation concerning Saladin.
Saladin picked up the injury during SundayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s much where he placed his team on top of Group A with four points after scoring twice. Saladin has scored five goals in the last three games.
Team leader of the national team, Afework Ayele was heard saying that he would take the responsibility for what would come and he wants to see Saladin play alongside him against Benin.
According to Sources, Saladin could be out of play for up to six to eight months if he plays the next game and face any further injury.
However, the Federation told local media that the team is fully in a good condition without any serious injury including Saladin.
On their part, sources close to The Reporter said that they fear that he might be injured.
Source: The Reporter