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Footballer forsakes sleep to get on the pitch

Jonathan Warren

24.08.2011

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_F0N6993A new starter for Aberdeen Football Club has revealed that he has no problems with the concept of staying up all night before a big game. Mohamed Chalali recently told STV that he was happy to start his Scottish football career after barely sleeping for several nights immediately prior to his debut. The Algerian was a second-half substitute for his new club as they triumphed over Dundee by 1-0, allowing them to move on up to the next round of the Scottish Communities League Cup. Chalali had flown back to Greece at the weekend to confirm that he was leaving former club Panionios, before getting an early morning flight back to Scotland on Tuesday. He nonetheless put in an energetic performance - one fans will undoubtedly be impressed with, if they know he could be better after a good night of sleep in bed. The player explained: "I spoke with the coach before the game as it was a long journey and I had not slept. However, if the coach wants me to go without sleep for three nights before games it's no problem, I will follow his orders."

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