Death of an Algerian player in the middle of a match

Algerian football experienced a tragedy on Saturday during a second division match.

Algerian football mourns Sofiane Loukar. The defender and captain of MC Saïda (Algerian D2) died on Saturday during the championship match against ASM Oran. The 30-year-old, treated after a shock to the head, returned to the pitch before losing consciousness a few minutes later (35e).

« He lost his life after an aerial telescoping, but despite the intervention of the doctors, he succumbed to his injury « , Said Ali Malek, president of the National Amateur Football League, on the Channel 3, and quoted by The Parisian.

Sofiane Loukar did not present any contraindication to the practice of high level football, added the president of the League.

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