Yassine Chikhaoui made his long awaited return to the pitch yesterday in FC Zurich’s impressive 3-0 victory over Young Boys. The skillful player hadn’t taken part in an official match in over a year due to a knee injury which was originally meant to sideline him for half that time.
The former Etoile du Sahel playmaker came on in the
83rd minute of the encounter and showed from his very first touch
that he was ready to put his injury spell behind him. In a short period of
time, Chikhaoui managed to display quite an array of passing and dribbling
moves, much to the delight of the Swiss crowd.
The news will please Tunisian football fans given
that he is widely considered to be the most talented player of his generation
and the first one to have a legitimate chance to become a star in Europe.
Before his knee surgery last year, Chikhaoui’s services were
solicited by some of the top clubs on the continent.
Supporters of the Carthage Eagles will be hoping
that the Rades native is named in Humberto Coelho’s squad that will face Sudan
in a friendly on May 27 in preparation for their June qualifiers
versus Mozambique and Nigeria.
Rami Ayari, Goal.com