Egyptian football coach Adham El-Selhadar has passed away after suffering a heart attack following his team’s late winner, one which secured them a last-minute victory.
The El Magd coach was taken to the hospital after his side netted a 92nd-minute clincher against El Zarqa in an Egyptian Second League duel that took place on Thursday.
After his death was confirmed, several top-flight clubs such as Al Ahly released statements to offer their condolences.
“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,” read Al Ahly‘s statement.
“Praying to the Almighty to cover the deceased with his vast mercy and enter him into his vast gardens.”
El-Selhadar had won both the Egyptian Premier League and the domestic cup with Ismaily SC before pursuing a coaching career in Egypt.
After his passing away, El Magd declared six days of mourning, with his former club Ismaily also announcing a three-day period of mourning through an official statement.
“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,” read Ismaily‘s statement.
“Against this background, the Board of Directors declared three days of mourning for the soul of the late.”
Meanwhile, El Magd currently sit seventh in the Egyptian second division table after picking up 14 points from nine games.