Morocco’s Nabil Dirar: ‘A Lion Never Dies’

Rabat – Moroccan international footballer Nabil Dirar will not take part in an unspecified number of future games with his Turkish football club, Fenerbahce.The club suspended Dirar along with Volkan Demirel and Moroccan footballer Aatif Chahechouhe.The club has not yet explained the reasons behind its decision. Local news outlets have speculated that the decision is a disciplinary measure imposed by Fenerbahce coach Phillip Cocu. Dirar received solidarity messages from his fans. In response, Dirar took to his Instagram to thank his followers.“A lion never dies, and thank you for your messages,” he wrote yesterday.In August, Dirar was linked to a move to Saudi club Al Hilal and France’s Toulouse. However, Dirar’s agent, Fouad Ben Kouider, said that the footballer “is still under contract with Fenerbahce. He is focused on his season with his club.”Dirar joined the Istanbul giants in 2017 from Monaco. He also played with Morocco’s Atlas Lions in the 2018 World Cup.

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