FILE - Coach Abdel Rahim Mohamed
CAIRO - 25 June 2018: Former Zalamek coach Abdel Rahim Mohamed died shortly after Egypt’s loss to Saudi Arabia 2-1 at the World Cup Monday, according to several sports figures.
Mohamed fell sick at the headquarters of the Egyptian national T.V. in Cairo, where he was scheduled to provide an analysis of the match. He reportedly felt emotional during and after the math due to the poor performance of the national team.
His son rushed him to a hospital in downtown, but he was soon announced dead.
Coach of the Egyptian National team, Hector Cuper, expressed his condolences in a press conference after the match, hoping that the loss is not the reason behind Mohamed’s passing away.
Mohamed also trained el-Marrikh Sporting Club of Port Said city and el-Mansoura Sporting Club of Mansoura city during his career.