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Algerian Footballer Dies in Car Crash After Scoring in 2023 AFCON Qualifier

Belal Bin Hamouda, 24, Al Ittihad club, died in a car crash on Friday

Algerian player, Belal Bin Hamouda have died in a fatal accident less than 24 hours after he scored in his country’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifier against Congo, www.totorinews.com reports.

Belal Bin Hamouda, 24, Al Ittihad club, died on Friday.The Algerian Football Association confirmed his death.

He died in a tragic road accident while he was on his way back home after playing a match against Congo in which he scored the third goal.

Bin Hamouda lost control and smashed into a pole. Local media report that his car caught fire.

Bin Hamouda was an Algerian attacking midfielder and last played for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

The 24-year-old was one of the most prominent players in the Federation and the National Championship during the past few years.

Bin Hamouda was born in Hadjout, Tipasa Province. His father Ali is a sports teacher and football coach and his older brother is also a football player.

USM Alger said on Twitter, “The Capital Union administration extends sincere condolences to the Bin Hamouda family following his tragic death of their son Bilal. 

The administration asked Allah Almighty to bless the deceased with his mercy, place him in paradise and grant his family patience and solace.”

Algerian gootball clubs posted condolences messages fro the ill-fated player.

Bin Hamouda

JS Kabylie said on Facebook, “The management of the JSK, very saddened by the tragic death of Belal Bin Hamouda, presents its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased as well as to the entire family of the USMA, assuring them of its deep compassion.


May the Almighty and Merciful God grant the deceased his holy mercy and welcome him to his vast paradise. To God we belong and to him we return.”

CR Belouizdad wrote on Facebook, “With great sadness and sorrow, the Belouizdad youth administration received the news of the death of the player of the Union of the Capital and the national team, Bilal bin Hamouda, who passed away following a tragic traffic accident.

May his sour rest in peace.

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