Football: Algerian international dies 24 years old in road accident

International algérien Billel Benhamouda was tragiquely decedé at the end of the week and an accident on the route. The field, which developed at USM Algiers, was only 24 years old.

Thursday afternoon, Billel Benhamouda developed with the A ‘d’Algeria team. He even scored a goal on penalty (13e) during his team’s victory over the Democratic Republic of Congo (3-0). A few hours later, the USM Algiers, who is only 24 years old, lost his life on the way back in a car accident. According to local media, he would have died, just like the friend present at his side, after having pierced an electric pole on the road from Douadaoua that had to take him home to Hadjout.

Announcing its disappearance, the Algerian Football Federation canceled the Tournament of the Four Nations (Algeria, Senegal, DR Congo, Niger), in which Billel Benhamouda participated with the Fennecs and who was organized in Algeria for six months of the Championship ‘ Africa of Nations.

Team A ‘selector Madjid Bougherra expressed his deep sadness after the death of his player, author of 7 goals and 4 decisive passes at the club this season. “Today is a sad day for us; for the staff of the A ‘national team, for the players and for the whole national football family. (). Billel was a wonderful boy, a talented competitor but first of all an education and a serious role model, whose joy of living and playing ball radiated throughout the group. He is part of those sports whose human qualities make it easy to work, ”he wrote on his Instagram account.

Team A selector Djamel Belmadi also shared his pain on the Federation website. “This is news that touches us all deeply. I know he was a very good player, a very good boy. Since my arrival in selection, (…) I have been able to see its evolution to the point of being able to join the A ‘team. Year after year, he confirms. It was an interesting player. These are the news that make the heart very bad. It’s a shock, we’re still under the shock. I don’t have the words. ” A sadness shared by all Algerian football.

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