USM Alger midfielder Billel Benhamouda died Thursday night at the age of 24 in a road accident while participating in the Four Nations Tournament with selection A ‘. A loss that shocked all Algerian football.
L’Algérie pleure la perte de Billel Benhamouda, son of international A ‘. The 24 -year -old USM Alger field center lost his life in a road accident on Thursday, the Algerian federation reported in a statement published Friday night. The player “was in selection with the national team A ‘in competition as part of the Four Nations Tournament where he participated in Thursday’s match contributing to Algeria’s victory over DR Congo by scoring one of three goals of the meeting “, recalls the FAF.
The first consequence of this absence was the cancellation of the end of the tournament “against the light of the drama that has just shattered the local A ‘team and national football in general,” the FAF said. The whole of local football was also not slow to react to this news, starting with Benhamouda selector Madjid Bougherra.
Bougherra: “His joy of living and playing ball rayon was on the whole group”
“Today is a sad day for us; for the staff of the A ‘national team, for the players and for the whole family of national football. It is a heart full of humility and resignation before the will of “God willing, I accept this cruel disappearance, the former central defender wrote on his Instagram account. Living and playing ball rayon was on the whole of the group. He is part of those sports whose human qualities make the work easier” .
A comment shared by Djamel Belmadi, selector of the A. “This is news that touches us all deeply, he confesses in front of the microphone of his federation. I know he was a very good player, a very good boy Since my arrival in selection, (…) I have been able to see his evolution to the point of joining the A ‘team. Years after years he confirmed. He was an interesting player. These are news. which makes the heart very bad. It’s a shock, we’re still in shock. I don’t have the words “.
Present at his side, his friend is also dead
Local media The Fennec Gazette claims that the player died brutally on the side of a friend, after having an electric pylon on the road to Douadaoua and then returned to his home, in Hadjout. The meeting between his club USM Algiers and IS Setif, scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed by the league. Necious attacker Andy Delort, like other Algerian players, also shared his pain on social media.