Jamal Al-Salami, the coach of the Moroccan team, Raja Casablanca, was infected with the Coronavirus, to miss his team’s next confrontation against the Egyptian Ismaili on Monday in the second leg of the semi-final of the Arab Clubs Championship that bears the name of King Mohammed VI, which will be held at the Grand Marrakech Stadium.
Hisham Abu Sharwan, the assistant coach of the Raja team, will assume the technical responsibility in front of Ismaily, in the absence of Salami and his first assistant, Muhammad al-Bakari, due to his infection with the Coronavirus.
The Raja team is going through other crises before the Ismaili meeting, as right-back, Omar Boutayeb will be absent from the injury as well, which he suffered against Senegalese Tongit in the 32nd round of the African Champions League.
Raja also misses the services of his star, Abdelilah Al Hafizi, who suffered a severe injury during the Al-Nisour Al-Khadra match against RS Berkane in the Moroccan League.
While the Libyan international, Sanad Al-Werfalli, returned to Al-Raja training after his absence from the Toungit meeting after he recovered from the connective muscle injury, and is ready to participate in front of the Ismaili, while 6 players left the accounts of the technical staff of the Moroccan team in that confrontation and they are Cameroonian Fabrice Nga, Anas Jabroun, and Mohamed Dweik And Imran Fidi, Muhammad Spool and Zakaria Driouch.
Raja will enter the Ismaili match in search of a two-goal difference, especially as the Egyptian team won a clean goal in the first leg.
The Moroccan team seeks to compensate for the early disqualification from the African Champions League, reaching the final match of the Arab Championship and facing the Saudi Jeddah club, which defeated Al-Shabab.
While the Arab Football Association assigned the arbitration to the Ismaili and Moroccan Raja match against the Iraqi Muhannad Qassem, his fellow countryman Wathiq Mudallal, the Jordanian Ahmed Al-Rouaili, and the Jordanian Ahmad Yacoub are assisted by a fourth referee.