the Press reports on Tuesday evening confirmed that France’s player Karim Benzema, a striker for the al-itthad of Jeddah team, will recover the command badge of the “Brigadier” over the coming season.

Former Argentine coach of the al-itthad team Marcelo Giardo had decided to withdraw the captaincy from Benzema during February, after a series of crises caused by the veteran French star.

According to the Saudi newspaper “Middle East”, decision makers within the Etihad  of jeddah club decided to give Benzema the captaincy of the team, beginning with the team’s first encounter at the preparatory camp, which will begin on July 12.
” karim Benzema will be the first team leader followed by his compatriot N ‘Golo Kante in a significant proportion, after confirming the departure of Egyptian duo Ahmed Hijazi and Moroccan Abdel Razak Hamdallah.”

The decision comes as the al-itthad of jeddah is in a state of turmoil within the club’s board, especially after new club president Louaye Nazir resigned for several different reasons, including his desire for greater technical powers.

According to press reports, Benzema caused the failure of new coach Stefano Pioli’s negotiations based on his desire to appoint compatriot Christophe Galtier, technical director of Qatar’s Al-Duhail.

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