Colonel Kadhafi's Son to Play for Birkirkara

Published June 7th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Libyan international soccer star Saadi Kadhafi, son of the Libyan leader Colonel Moamer Kadhafi, will play for Maltese champions Birkirkara next season, the club announced on Wednesday. 

"He will play with us for the first two qualifying rounds of the Champions League and will stay for the third if we reach it," Birkirkara president Victor Zammit told AFP. 

Zammit said that 29-year-old Kadhafi will also join the Maltese side for a two week training program in preparation for the Champions League. 

Midfielder Kadhafi is also the president of Libya's football Federation and plays his club football for Ahly in Libya. 

He has already arrived in Malta with Ahly and his personal trainer former Canadian sprint champion Ben Johnson to play in a friendly tournament on Thursday. 

Kadhafi was also recently approached by Italian Seria A club Perugia, but the negotiations collapsed. 

A friendly between Perugia and Libya last July was called off after fighting broke out between the two teams after 17 minutes featuring players on the subs benches and various officials of the two sides -- (AFP)

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