Al Ahly and Nigeria forward, Junior Ajayi has labelled his Ivorian teammate, Souleymane Coulibaly a “liar” following claims by the latter that the club and his teammates discriminated against him.
Coulibaly claimed his Christian wife and kids did not feel safe in Egypt and he was often asked to bow, like Muslims do whenever he scored.
Although Al Ahly, a section of the Egyptian media and former players have belied the 22-year-old Ivorian, the former Tottenham man also had some sympathizers after he shared his story on Sunday.
To all my fans I’m very sorry. pic.twitter.com/RlBW0NZSox
— Souleymane Coulibaly (@SCoulibaly19) June 4, 2017
Coulibaly said in his social media post:
“I did not feel comfortable in the team and (the) environment. I have tried my hardest for five months but I’ve reached my limit.
“The team wasn’t welcoming; they never passed the ball so I have to fight and struggle to get a hold of the ball in order to score.
“The coach forced me to play how he wanted me to play… If I didn’t obey the orders I get taken to the office and yelled at.
“My wife and kids are traumatized, my family are Christian and they didn’t feel comfortable practicing their religion in the country.”
But Ajayi, who joined the Egyptian club in 2016 from Tunisian side, CS Sfaxien tweeted on Monday, ” You’re lying about what you said about @AlAhly 😠 @SCoulibaly19 “
— Junior Ajayi (@JuniorAjayi7) June 5, 2017