Mohammad Ali Ghuloom told The National newspaper Tuesday that about 20 men ambushed him early Friday following a dispute about seating between the men and a family at a cinema in Mirdif City Center in Dubai.
Ghuloom said he suffered hand, abdomen and head injuries that kept him out of Friday’s match against Sharjah. Three men have been detained over the attack, police said.
It is the latest setback for the club after star winger Theyab Awana was killed in a car accident in September. Diego Maradona, who coaches rival Al Wasl, offered condolences to Awana’s family.