Tragically, another young athlete has died suddenly on the playing surface.
An Algerian football player named Ben Idir Mehenni passed away after collapsing during a match.
Mehenni reportedly began to feel unwell shortly before the end of the match and collapsed minutes later.
The tragedy occurred on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, during his team’s match against MC Rouiba.
The contest was part of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament hosted by Algeria.
BREAKING IN ALGERIA: Another Athlete has dropped dead.
A Footballer named Ben Idir Mehenni #diedsuddenly of a heart attack on the field.
The player complained of feeling unwell a few minutes before the end of the match, minutes later collapsing to his death. 💉 pic.twitter.com/bgn0mmvaIk
— DiedSuddenly (@DiedSuddenly_) January 28, 2023
Africa Top Sports reported:
Algerian football is in mourning. The player of the Union sportive de Oued Amizour club, Ben Idir Mehenni died yesterday Tuesday January 24 on the lawn of the Reghaia stadium, during his team’s match against MC Rouiba, Béjaia radio reported. This tragedy occurred in the middle of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament organized by Algeria.
The same source added that the player fell on the stadium lawn minutes before the end of the Premier League game. “The player fell ill a few minutes after the match and was rushed to Reghaia hospital where he passed away a few minutes later,” the official Facebook page announced. ‘USA. The Algerian Football Federation paid tribute to Ben Idir Mehenni through its social networks.
The Algerian Football Federation paid tribute to Ben Idir Mehenni on its Twitter page:
▪️تعزية 🤲🏼 pic.twitter.com/90gLPr9Cim
— Fédération Algérienne de Football (@FAFAlgeria) January 25, 2023
In December 2021, 30-year-old Algerian footballer Sofiane Lokar passed away after suffering a heart attack during a match.
30-Year-Old Algerian Footballer Sofiane Lokar Dies of Heart Attack During Match
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Interia Sport wrote:
On Christmas Day there was an Algerian 2nd league match between Oran Association and Mouloudia Saida. However, the match was not completed.
The match was abandoned with the visiting team leading 1-0. However, one of the players of this team suffered a heart attack, which ended in death.
This tragedy affected the captain of Mouloudia Sofiane Lokar. The 30-year-old was quickly helped, but it was not possible to save him.
The drama of this event is added by the fact that the footballer just got married a week ago. For all participants of the meeting, this event was traumatic. The match was not finished and the players were crying in the locker room.
Mehenni’s tragic death adds to the list of athletes to suddenly collapse.