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Football.  The Algerian national team mourns the death of its player, Billel Benhamouda

Football. The Algerian national team mourns the death of its player, Billel Benhamouda

The Algerian national team has been in mourning since Thursday evening. At the age of 24, the attacking midfielder of USM Algeria and the Algerian international, Billel Benhamouda, died in a car accident while participating in the four-nation tournament, organized in Algeria. A tour that brings together Senegal, DR Congo and Nigeria.

Earlier in the day he had also played a competitive match, against DR Congo (3-0), and had scored from the penalty spot with team A. On the Federation’s page, Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi expresses his emotion. after this tragic announcement: “This is news that touches us all deeply. I know he was a very good player, a very good guy. Since my arrival in the selection, […] I was able to see his evolution until I saw him join Team A. Year after year, he asserted himself. He was an interesting player. This is very shocking news. It’s a shock, we’re still in shock. I have no words. »

For his part, Madhid Bougherra, in charge of the A, has also expressed through his Instagram account: “Today is a sad day for us; for national A staff, for players and for the entire national football family […] Billel was a wonderful guy, a talented competitor, but above all with an exemplary education and seriousness, whose joy of living and playing ball radiated throughout the group. He is one of those athletes whose human qualities make the job easy. »

Following this tragedy, the Algerian Federation decided to cancel the end of the tournament, while Algeria must receive, after six months, the African Nations Championship (Chan).

Football. The Algerian national team mourns the death of its player, Billel Benhamouda

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