The damaged car seen at the accident site. (R) Belal Bin Hamouda poses for a photograph. File
The Algerian Football Association has announced the death of Algerian soccer player Belal Bin Hamouda on Friday.
Bin Hamouda played for Al Ittihad club.
He died in a tragic traffic accident while he was on his way back home after playing a match against Congo in which he scored the third goal, according to local media.
Bin Hamouda lost control and smashed into a pole. His car caught fire.
Bin Hamouda was an Algerian footballer who played as Attacking midfielder for USM Alger in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
The 24-year-old is one of the most prominent players in the Federation and the National Championship during the past few years.
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.
USM Alger said on Twitter, "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."Algerian soccer clubs posted condolences messages fro the ill-fated player.
The player's representatives said in a statement that the accident happened near the southern Spanish city of Seville, where Rico used to play for Sevilla.
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