Ittihad Jeddah's Tarek Hamed undergoes successful facial surgery

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 31 Jul 2023

Ittihad Jeddah's Egyptian midfielder Tarek Hamed underwent successful facial surgery on Monday after sustaining an injury during the team's 1-0 win against Tunisia's CS Sfaxien in the King Salman's Clubs Cup on Sunday.

Tarek Hamed
Egyptian midfielder Tarek Hamed. Photo: Ittihad Jeddah twitter account


Hamed, 34, had to leave the pitch shortly before halftime following a harmful clash with CS Sfaxien winger Hussein Ali. 

Ali was subsequently shown a red card due to his conduct.

"Tarek Hamed underwent successful face surgery early on Monday," Ittihad Jeddah stated in a press release.

Ittihad Jeddah secured their place in the tournament, also known as the Arab Cup, after winning both of their group stage games and earning the maximum six points in Group A.

Hamed, who is known for his tough-tackling style, was a crucial member of Ittihad Jeddah's squad that won both the Saudi Pro League and the Saudi Super Cup.

Since joining Ittihad Jeddah on a two-year deal last summer after his contract with Zamalek expired, Hamed has played in 30 games with the yellow jersey.

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