Egypt International Abdelwahab Dies On Pitch
Egyptian international full-back Mohamed Abdelwahab has died after collapsing on the pitch during a training session following a suspected heart attack.
The 22-year-old was training with his club Al-Ahly when he collapsed after 35 minutes.
“He did not clash with another player, he just fell to the ground," a club spokesman told BBC Sport.
The cause of his death is yet to be known but this development has sent shockwaves through the North African country. He was rushed to hospital after collapsing but died before arriving.
"It might be a heart attack but we are not sure yet," the team doctor said.
He was part of the Pharaoh’s side that won the 2006 African Nations Cup on home soil in February and had been tipped for a move to Europe following the tournament.
The attacking wing-back failed to play a match since the end of the Egyptian season in May following a dispute over his registration. He had been on loan at Ahly for the last two seasons from United Arab Emirates club Al Dafraa, who hold his registration but negotiations over a permanent move back to Cairo stalled because of a row between the two club.
Football world governing body, Fifa, were poised to investigate the dispute between the two clubs in September.
R.I.P rahomak allah