An Egyptian manager suffered a cardiac arrest and died while he was celebrating his team’s last-minute winner.
53-year-old El Magd boss, Adham El-Selhadar was overcome with joy after his side beat El Zarqa in the Egyptian second division with a 92nd-minute winner.
El-Selhadar was rushed to the hospital but was unfortunately pronounced dead.
Two of his former teams, Al Ahly and Ismaily, posted emotional messages on social media after his passing.
“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,” Al Ahly posted on Twitter.
Ismaily announced a three-day period of mourning, saying: “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.
El Magd also announced a six-day mourning period and postponed their next match.