League Matches Postponed In Algeria After Death Of Player, Coach In Bus Crash

Femi Onasanya By Femi Onasanya - Sports Reporter
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The national football federation of Algeria decided to postpone all of the team’s matches after two players from top division, Mouloudia El Bayadh, died in a bus accident on Wednesday.

El Bayadh custodian Zakaria Bouziani, 27, and assistant coach Khalid Muftah perished in the accident, according to the Algerian official news agency.

According to local media, the team’s bus capsized in the town of Sougueur in northwest Algeria on Friday while it was travelling to Tizi Ouzou to play JSK Kabylie in a league match.

The club announced on Facebook that the conditions of the remaining ten injured members were stable.

“The Algerian Football Federation (Faf) decided to suspend all football activities scheduled for the end of this week across the entire country in light of the painful tragedy that befell Algerian football,” the federation said in a statement.

In a separate statement, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased, saying that he was filled with “great pain and sorrow” upon learning of the tragedy.

This season, Bouziani, a stand-in goalie, played in two league games.

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