Striker Andy Zechiri misses Switzerland Basel’s Conference League play-off match against CSKA at Vasyl Levski National Stadium tomorrow. Zechiri, 23, a new loan signing from England’s Brighton, has an ankle capsule injury. Zechiri is from Lausanne, he has a contract with Brighton for two years now, but he can’t stay and was first transferred to the German Augsburg, and now he is in Basel. He has already played 7 matches for the national team of the Alpine country.
It can be assumed that the new addition will be ready for the second leg on August 25, when it will also be decided who will enter the groups of the Conference League.
Basel head coach Alexander Frei is also without Kali Sene, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Emmanuel Esiam (all injured) and striker Anton Cadet, Yannick Marchand, Hugo Vogel and Andrea Padula were simply not included in the squad for the match .
Yesterday it became clear that Basel will strengthen with one more man for the attack. This is 19-year-old Bradley Fink, who is currently playing for Borussia Dortmund’s under-23 team. Fink spent the summer training with Borussia’s first team but has been made to understand that there is no place for him in the squad at this stage. With his contacts at this club, Alex Fry has managed to arrange a permanent transfer. However, Basel will have to pay 800 thousand euros and will sign a contract with him until 2026.
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