Libyan Al-Ittihad goalkeeper, Moaz Al-Lafi, shocked football fans, after he attacked the Tunisian Esperance striker, Hamdo Al-Huni, during the match between their two teams in the second qualifying round of the African Champions League groups.
In the 77th minute, when Al-Huni was almost alone with the Libyan goalkeeper, the latter came out of his net and kicked Al-Huni in the face in a manner similar to the famous fighting game “Kung Fu”.
Analysts were unable to find a justification for the goalkeeper’s behavior, especially since the shot shows his lack of focus on the ball, as much as his desire to injure Al-Huni, which made the match referee expel him directly, so his colleagues continued the last quarter of an hour with a numerical shortage, while the Esperance striker left the field injured.
After the match, Al-Lafi apologized for his violent interference, and confirmed that he did not intend to harm Al-Huni.
Esperance qualified for the group stage of the African Champions League, after defeating Al-Ittihad 1-0 on the total score, after drawing with it in the first leg without goals in Libya, and Al-Ittihad will now move to participate in the African Confederation Cup.