The manager of Egyptian club side, El Magd, Adham El-Selhadar has died of heart attack.
The coach collapsed and died after his team secured a late winner against El Zarga in the Egyptian Second division, according to Marca.
The coach was rushed to the hospital after his side scored in the 92nd-minute to secure a hard-fought win against El Zarqa in an Egyptian Second League clash that took place on Thursday.
After his death was confirmed, several top-flight clubs such as Al Ahly released a statement to mourn the demise of the coach who is very popular in the country’s local football.
“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,” read Al Ahly’s statement.
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.
His club, El Magd has since declared six days of mourning.
His 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.
Meanwhile, El Magd currently sit seventh in the Egyptian second division table after picking up 14 points from nine games.
Tragedy as club manager dies while celebrating last-minute win