Al Sailiya’s Ghanem recovering from ankle op


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Al Sailiya’s Ghanem Al Qahtani is recovering from a surgery he has had to correct an injury on his ankle.

The defender was operated upon at Qatar’s orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital Aspetar. He suffered the injury during their 1-2 loss to Al Ahli in Week 10 of the QNB Stars League on 2nd December.

He is expected to be fully fit before the start of the league’s second phase.

Al Sailiya Sports Club President Abdullah Al Eida, players as well as technical and administrative staff all wished him a speedy recovery.

Ghanem is one of the most talented players in the QNB Stars League and a vital cog in Tunisian coach Sami Trabelsi’s defensive machine.

Al Sailiya are fourth in the standings on 19 points after the conclusion of first phase that consisted of 11 matches. They had registered a creditable 1-1 draw against Al Duhail in the last game.

The Peregrines had lost 0-4 to Al Gharafa in the QSL Cup’s fifth and final round on Monday to end their campaign with only one point.