Egypt's football star and Bani Yas playmaker Mohamed Abou-Treika will remain on the sidelines when his team take on Al-Busaiteen from Bahrain in the group stage of Gulf Clubs Championship on Wednesday, the UAE club revealed on Monday.
The Pharaohs starter suffers a hamstring injury that sidelined him in the Emirati club last three matches. Despite his recent return to the training sessions, it seems that he is not ready for action yet.
" Abou-Treika will miss the team trip to Bahrain as the technical staff opted to let him get more rest to ensure his complete recovery ahead of Al-Nasr clash in the domestic league on 29 March," Bani Yas football director Saleh Ismail told UAE newspaper Emarat Al-Youm.
Despite the injury, Abou-Treika was called up alongside other 11 foreign-based Egyptian players for national training camp that starts on 17 March ahead of their match against Zimbabwe in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers on 26 March.
The 35-year old Egyptian star, who has joined Bani Yas this winter from Egyptian giants Ahly on loan until the end of the current season, has managed quickly to prove his worth in UAE as he scored twice in two appearances before being injured.
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