Hughes sad at Benji departure

21 July 2009 02:30
Hibernian's new manager John Hughes has admitted to being disappointed that Abdessalam Benjelloun has opted to leave the club to join Egyptian side Al-Ahly. The 24-year-old Morocco international had been expected back at Easter Road this summer, having spent last term on loan in Belgium with Charleroi and Roselare. However, Benjelloun has now agreed a three-year deal which will see him move a lot closer to his homeland. Hughes told The Scotsman: "I know that he was given permission to talk to other clubs and I am disappointed that he didn't want to come back. "I want to work with players who are committed and want to play for the jersey."

Source: ESA