Ali sits out cup trip
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar will be without Ali Elkhattabi for their trip to PAOK in the Uefa Cup.AZ Alkmaar will have to make the trip to Greece to face PAOK in the Uefa Cup without striker Ali Elkhattabi.
The talented striker has a fear of flying and, after a planned car trip was ruled unfeasible, has been told to sit out the trip.
It would appear that the arduous journey would prove beyond Elkhattabi as the club have a league encounter three days later.
"It is too difficult to do," Elkhattabi told Voetbal International. "As we have to play Roda JC three days later."
Elkhattabi is focusing on the second leg, as he added: "I hope to get the chance to finish it off."