After a fireworks accident on New Year’s Eve last year, the national team player was completely blinded. He regained sight in his left eye and was eventually able to see well, but the other eye was badly injured, and Al-Abdlawi was completely blind in his right eye for several months.
The right-back said he had to get stem cells from his sister to repair his right eyelid, describing it as “the most important reason why I should look into the right eye again”.
In recent months, Al-Abdlawi has been in extensive training. At the end of January, NRK reported that the 30-year-old was ready to play. Now TV 2 could reveal that the comeback will take place on Monday night.
Galatasaray meets Göztepe in the Turkish League at 18.00. His agent, Mikael Adampour, said that they have been with Al-Abdlawi since the beginning.
– I can confirm it, he says to TV 2.
Galatasaray FC has now confirmed via its Twitter account that Abdallaoui will start the match.
– He was unique in training. Adampour says this comeback is unlike anything else in Norwegian football history at this level, and adds:
– She’s so amazing. He was helpful throughout the process.
The previous Abdalawi match against Trabzonspor was on December 26, 2020, five days before the dramatic incident.
In recent days, Al-Abdlawi posted several training photos on his personal Instagram page. A week and a half ago, Doctor Edward Holland thanked him with an emotional text in which he wrote, among other things, “How do you really thank a man who helped you get your sight back?”
“Infuriatingly humble internet trailblazer. Twitter buff. Beer nerd. Bacon scholar. Coffee practitioner.”