An Algerian football player tragically died suddenly during a match at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Ben Idir Mehenni suddenly collapsed on the pitch a few minutes before the end of the match against MC Rouiba. The incident occurred at the Reghaia stadium.
According to local media, Mehenni was rushed to the Reghaia hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Ben Idir Mehenni is a football player who played for the Algerian football club Union Sportive de Oued Amizour.
The Algerian Football Federation paid tribute to Ben Idir Mehenni on its Twitter account.
The Vice President of the Mauritanian Football Federation, Abab Amgar Deing, also died in Algeria while he was on the Mauritanian national team competing in the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The Algerian Football Federation also paid tribute to Amgar Deing.