Africa Soccer Algerian player Belal Bin Hamouda killed in car accident

Algerian midfielder Belal Bin Hamouda died in a car accident 24 hours after he scored the third goal in the win over Congo.

Algeria Football Federation has confirmed that the 24-year-old died in Algeria while driving back home in Algeria.

He lost control of his motor vehicle which hit a pole and exploded into flames, multiple reports said.

Hamouda last played for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

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.

Reacting to the death, USM Alger tweeted: “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.”

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