Kelantan’s Lebanese forward Mohammed Ghaddar could be walking straight into trouble when he returns this Monday, after going missing without informing team management
Kelantan’s Mohammed Ghaddar could be in trouble for failing to attend his team’s training and a scheduled disciplinary hearing.
The Lebanese striker has incurred the wrath of team management for failing to report back for duty on August 5, but the Football Association of Kelantan (KAFA) are waiting patiently for him to return and clarify things himself after being informed by his agent that his uncle had passed away.
Ghaddar could also find himself in hot water with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) for his failure to show up at their disciplinary hearing that was due to take place yesterday, for an alleged violent conduct charge.
Datuk Taufik Tan Sri Abdul Razak, the FAM’s disciplinary committee chairman, said the hearing has now been postponed to August 16 after an appeal by the KAFA.
“We have agreed to the KAFA’s appeal to postpone the hearing,” Taufik told a press conference at Wisma FAM yesterday.
“They have promised us that Ghaddar will attend the hearing on August 16.”
Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak confirmed that the management will make a decision on what to do with Ghaddar when he returns to Kota Bharu on Monday, as promised by his agent.
“Ghaddar’s agent told us his delay was due to his uncle’s death but we have not received any official word from the player himself,” Hodak told The Star.
“The management will decide whether to fine Ghaddar for not informing us of his whereabouts.”
Ghaddar was last with his team during their friendly match against English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers but left Malaysia shortly after.