The match, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and Al-Hilal’s exit from the championship witnessed dramatic events, and stopped for some time after a supporter of the Sudanese team landed on the pitch, and the fans hurled water bottles and broken seats on the field.
“I thank very much everyone who asked about me with a message, a call, or even a comment, and I apologize to everyone I could not answer (because of the pressure of the messages),” Jaid said in a message via his Facebook account after returning from Sudan.
He continued: “I also apologize to my parents, my small and large family, my friends, my loved ones and my colleagues for these moments of terror, and I tell them your tears and your feelings are dear to me.”
Sudanese security had entered the field to protect the referee and the players of the two teams, while tension remained even after the end of the match, as security forces deliberately emptied the stands for a period of time.
Jade explained: “All my thoughts after the match were to contact you, and I tell you my condition because I know how much you love and believe your feelings towards me.”