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Football coach dies from a heart attack whilst celebrating a last-minute winner

Football coach dies from a heart attack whilst celebrating a last-minute winner

Adham El-Selhadar, the Egyptian football manager, died in tragic circumstances after his team scored a 92nd-minute winner.

On Thursday, the 53-year-old suffered a heart attack in the aftermath of his team’s goal against El Zarqa in an Egyptian Second League match.

While the goal was initially met with joy, the mood quickly deteriorated after El-Selhadar was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack during the subsequent scenes following the goal.

Confirmation of his death has sparked a flood of heartfelt tributes from some of Egypt’s biggest names, with top-tier clubs Al Ahly SC and Ismaily SC – the latter of which El-Selhadar managed – both publishing heartfelt posts.

Al Ahly’s statement read: “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.”

Ismaily SC echoed their rivals sentiments, their statement reading:

“The Ismaily Board of Directors, headed by Engineer Yahya El-Komy, mourns the death of Adham El-Selhadar, a star and former coach of the team, who passed away as a result of a sudden heart attack, following his follow-up to the match of his team,“El-Majd” Alexandria, in the second division league competitions.

“Against this background, the Board of Directors declared 3 days of mourning for the soul of the late.”

El Magd has since announced a six-day period of mourning, as well as the understandable decision to postpone their next match against Pioneers FC.

El-Sehadar is a highly regarded coach in Egypt, but he also had a stellar playing career that was littered with a slew of honors.

During his time with Ismaily SC, he won the Egyptian Premier League in the mid-1990s, as well as a domestic cup.

His return as a coach did not bring the same level of acclaim, but his reputation skyrocketed after his reign at his former club.

El Magd moved up to seventh in the second division with their win on Thursday, and they now have 14 points after nine games.

However, on-field issues pale in comparison to the kind of sadness that currently hangs over the club.

The club still has games left before the end of the season, which is set to end in early January of next year.

The incident is just the most recent in a string of heart attacks at football stadiums.

Most recently, Watford’s match against Chelsea was called off after a supporter collapsed due to a cardiac arrest.

This followed a similar incident in October, when a fan suffered a cardiac arrest during Newcastle’s match against Tottenham.

Both times, the fans were reported to be stable after being treated by medical personnel in the stadium.


Football coach dies from a heart attack whilst celebrating a last-minute winner

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