Yesterday, Wednesday, the Gabonese striker underwent tests that confirmed his injury, and according to the Tunisian “Foot 24” website, he will be out for a period of 6 to 8 months.
Ivona has only played 15 minutes in black and white since joining a free transfer deal early this season.
The Tunisian report added, “It seems that the club, the capital of the South, was involved in this deal, especially since the player had contracted injuries in recent years, which prevented him and a respectable football career.”
Sfaxien is participating in the African Confederation, as he will meet the Rwandan Kigali in the 32nd round.
Sfaxien ranks fourth in the Tunisian league with 21 points, 7 points behind leaders Esperance.
Ivona joined Al-Ahly from Moroccan Wydad in 2015, scoring 13 goals in 31 matches and making 5 in all competitions.
He left for the Chinese League a year later for Tianjian Teda, scoring 3 goals in 10 matches after moving for 7.25 million euros.
He played for the Portuguese clubs Konya Sport, Nacional Madeira and Saint Clara, before joining the 28-year-old international to Sfaxien.