Previous
Chelsea
Barcelona
7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Besiktas
ESPN3 7:45 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Shanghai SIPG
Melbourne Victory
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Aston Villa
Preston North End
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Millwall
Sheffield Wednesday
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Nottingham Forest
Reading
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Troyes
Dijon FCO
5:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Toronto FC
3:00 AM UTC Feb 21, 2018
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
Melbourne VictoryMelbourne Victory
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
1
2
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Melbourne City FCMelbourne City FC
1
2
FT
Game Details
Central Coast MarinersCentral Coast Mariners
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
1
2
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Perth GloryPerth Glory
3
2
FT
Game Details
Newcastle JetsNewcastle Jets
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
1
0
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Sydney FCSydney FC
0
3
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
0
2
FT
Game Details
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
1
2
FT
Game Details
 By AAP

Fahid Ben Khalfallah unfazed by Brisbane Roar's boardroom turmoil

Fahid Ben Khalfallah says he "doesn't care" about Brisbane Roar's latest off-field drama and says it won't bother the A-League club's new French recruit Eric Bautheac either.

Bautheac is due to arrive in Brisbane in the early hours of Wednesday morning after finally receiving his visa clearance following a month-long delay.

He will walk straight into a club in crisis, with the Roar's owners having sacked managing director Mark Kingsman on Monday as part of a new "restructuring plan."

Most of the Roar's players have dealt with similar distractions before and Ben Khalfallah said it won't be a problem this time.

Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Newcastle JetsNewcastle Jets
1
2
FT
Game Details

"Why? That's life, it happens," he told reporters on Tuesday morning.

"We're lucky to be soccer players, we're lucky to play for this club.

"It happens in every job. Your boss could get sacked tomorrow. If I'm not good, I'm not going to have a contract.

"It's not our business, I don't know what happened and I don't care, I don't want to know.

"The only thing I want to focus on is training on the pitch here. We just have to concentrate on the football."

Ben Khalfallah, who helped arrange Bautheac's transfer, said he had been in touch with the 30-year-old winger about the latest developments.

He said it did not dull the former Lille, Dijon and Cannes star's enthusiasm about moving to Australia, repeating his call that Bautheac will become one of the A-League's best players.

Fahid Ben Khalfallah & Massimo Maccarone
Former Melbourne Victory man Fahid Ben Khalfallah, left, joined Brisbane Roar in the offseason.

"I've been in touch with him. He's so excited, to be honest he can't wait," Ben Khalfallah said.

"He's been waiting over a month so I think he wants to play football and I can't wait to see him.

"I don't think people realise ... he's not coming from a bad league. He's been playing at the highest level."

Whether Bautheac is cleared to play in Sunday's home clash against the Newcastle Jets remains to be seen.

Brisbane have lost their first two games of the new season and conceded two late goals to fall 2-1 to Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.