Horoya AC lost their goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye after he suffered a double leg break after colliding with his own team-mate.
The injury to Senegal international Ndiaye followed an attempted slide tackle to clear the ball from goal. Unfortunately team-mate Boubacar Samassekou had the same idea and the incident resulted in the former’s broken leg.
Several Horoya AC players were left distraught at the sight of their goalkeeper’s broken leg
Players on the pitch couldn’t control themselves after Khadim Ndiaye’s horrific injury
He (left) suffered a double broken leg after colliding with team-mate Boubacar Samassekou
The incident against Wydad Casablanca visibly left Ndiaye’s team-mates stunned as he laid stricken on the floor during their 5-0 defeat. It also left referee Bamlak Tessema, an Ethiopian official, shell shocked too.
After being attended to on the pitch, he was finally carried off on a stretcher.
The club confirmed on Sunday that Ndiaye had undergone surgery in Rabat.
‘The results are reassuring and he will remain at the Cheick Zaidi University hospital where he will continue his recovery,’ Horoya announced on social media.
As Ndiaye received treatment on the field, referee Bamlak Tessema could be seen distraught
Horoya declined to release information about the length of his recovery period.
In an act of good faith though, the Guinean outfit have extended his contract to provide him with some more security.
The 34-year-old’s contract was due to end this year but the club ‘wanted to ensure his immediate future by extending his contract for three years from today (14 April).’
Horoya’s owner Antonio Souare has also offered Ndiaye a role at the club as part of the technical staff in the future and will pay for his training in Europe.
The club confirmed on Sunday that Ndiaye had undergone surgery in Rabat