The series of sudden deaths on the soccer field never ends. This time it wasn’t a professional kicker, but the coach. The 53-year-old Adham El-Alhadar stood on the edge of the soccer field and cheered on the players of the Egyptian soccer team El Majd. The team was 1-0 in the lead, the coach cheered. In the 93rd minute of the game, however, the good mood turned into sheer horror. The popular coach suddenly collapsed on the field and suffered a heart attack. The paramedics couldn’t do anything for him, he died on the spot.
There is great mourning in Egypt. The country’s best-known club, Al-Ahly SC, tweeted after the sad news: “Mahmoud Al-Khatib, president of the club, and the members of the board of directors, mourn the death of former Ismaily player, coach Adham El-Selhadar, who died on Thursday. We pray to the Almighty to honor the deceased with his great mercy and to allow him to enter his vast gardens. “
The club where El-Salhadar was coach in earlier times was shocked and ordered a three-day mourning period. “The Ismaily board of directors, headed by Yahya El-Komy, mourns the loss of Adham El-Selhadar, a star and former coach of the team, who died of a sudden heart attack in the game of his second division team. Against this background, the board of directors declared a three-day mourning period. “El Majd, the last club of the deceased coach, even ordered a six-day mourning period.