Former Spireite who went AWOL pops up in Libya

A former Chesterfield defender who went AWOL last season has reportedly signed for a club in his native country of Libya.

Monday, 31st July 2017, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:42 pm
Chesterfield v Oldham Athletic, Sadiq el Fitouri

Egyptian football website Kingfut.com has reported that Sadiq El Fitouri has joined Libyan Premier League side Ahli Tripoli.

The 22-year-old’s brief time as a Spireite ended when he apparently walked out on the club towards the end of last season, having only joined in February.

He was a product of Manchester City’s academy who ended up at non-league Salford City, following a two-year break from the game.

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At a Salford training session he managed to impress owners Phil Neville and Paul Scholes and despite having made only one senior appearance for the then Evo-Stik Northern Premier side, he was recommended to Manchester United by the Class of 92 legends.

After a week long trial he inked a two-year deal at Old Trafford.

But following his release El Fitouri found himself joining Gary Caldwell’s Chesterfield.

He made two appearances as a Spireite before running into disciplinary issues.