Mahmoud Hammoud bid farewell to Lebanese football (Facebook/Getty)
The former Lebanese coach and striker, Mahmoud Hammoud, passed away this morning at the age of 57, due to complications from the “Corona” virus, and he had been battling the virus in the hospital for days, to finally surrender and bid farewell to the Lebanese football fans.
The Lebanese Sahel youth team, which has been coached by Mahmoud Hammoud since 2017, published an official statement announcing the news of the death: “With more sorrow, anguish, satisfaction and recognition of God’s judgment and destiny, the Shabab Al-Sahel club mourns our beloved and comrade Hajj Mahmoud Hammoud, who passed away at dawn today.”
The Shabab Al Sahel team statement added, “You will be missed by the streets of Al-Hara, its stadium, and the generations who raised it with the highest meanings of loyalty, sincerity and sportsmanship. All the corridors of the club that loved your presence and embraced your prayers will cry.”
“Al-Hajj” Hammoud, as he is nicknamed in the football street, is considered an “icon” for Lebanese football, as he was the striker of the Nejmeh team between the eighties and the nineties. Lebanese national team.
The departure of coach Mahmoud Hammoud comes in light of the establishment of the “Arab Cup” in Qatar, a tournament in which he previously participated and scored a goal for Lebanon against Saudi Arabia in the 1988 edition, which Jordan hosted at the time.