The board of directors of the Al Shabab club issued an official statement regarding its Gabonese professional Arun Bobendza after he refused to listen to his team coach and insisted on the penalty that Al Shabab would receive at the expense of Al Ittihad. during a confrontation in which the two teams met at the Radiant Jewel stadium, due to the misconduct of the player Arun Popendza in the Al-Ittihad match in accordance with the technical and administrative regulations of the club.
He explained: “At the same time, the administration will not allow unreasonable individual insults against a player that goes beyond the morality of the Saudi sports community, and does not represent him at all, which will be dealt with by the courts urgently and without delay. after all these infractions have been traced, and we reiterate our position towards the player and our full support for him.”
During the Saudi League Summit match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Shabaab on round 24, as the match went to a 1-1 draw, the referee of the match awarded a penalty to Al-Shabaab after handballing Al- Ittihad”. defender Ahmed Hegazy, in the 96th minute.
As the youth prepared to pick a specialist shop to decide an important match that would put them back in contention for the title, Gabonese striker Aaron Salem Bubenza decided to strike himself in an incident that angered Spanish coach Vicente Moreno and Argentina captain Ever Banega, who requested Salema move away from the penalty area, to no avail.
The Gabonese decided to “show off” the penalty, lightly punching it into the middle of the gate, but the Brazilian goalkeeper Marcelo Groe remained in place, catching the ball with complete ease.
After taking the kick, coach Moreno decided to take Popenza out of the game immediately after he missed the kick and missed the opportunity for Al Shabaab to return to challenge for the Saudi League title.