An Egyptian Second League clash last Thursday ended with mixed feelings after a team coach slumped and subsequently died.
The deceased, Adham El-Selhadar who managed El Magd and led the team to a match against El Zarga, died of a heart attack, Naija News learnt.
El-Selhadar reportedly slumped while celebrating his team’s late winner against El Zarga. Marca reports that El-Selhadar was immediately rushed to the hospital after the fall but that he later gave up the ghost.
Several top-flight clubs in the country have commiserated with the bereaved family and club, hailing the late popular football coach in the country’s local sports.
“Captain Mahmoud Al-Khatib, president of the club, and the members of the board of directors, mourn with great sadness and sorrow, Coach Adham El-Selhadar, the former Ismaily player, who passed away on Thursday, praying to the Almighty to cover the deceased with his vast mercy and enter him into his vast gardens,” A statement by a club, Al Ahly reads.
El-Selhadar was a former Ismaily SC player, who helped the club to win the Egyptian Premier League and the domestic cup before going into coaching in Egypt.
Naija News understands that El Magd has since declared six days of mourning. El-Selhadar’s former club, Ismaily also announced a three-day period of mourning through an official statement.
“Against this background, the Board of Directors declared three days of mourning for the soul of the late coach,” the club said.
This article was originally published on Naija News