September 15 – A number of elite Libyan gamers have tragically misplaced their lives within the aftermath of the damaging floods which have devastated components of the nation.
The floods, attributable to Storm Daniel, resulted in two dams bursting, sweeping away massive components of the japanese port metropolis of Derna.
The mayor of Derna estimates as many as 20,000 individuals have been killed whereas hundreds extra are reported to be lacking.
The Libyan FA has formally introduced the deaths of 4 footballers within the area – Shaheen Al-Jamil, Monder Sadaqa and brothers Saleh and Ayoub Sasi.
Sadaqa performed for Derna-based Premier League facet Darnes, the place the Sasi brothers have been a part of the youth workforce. Al-Jamil lately signed for Al-Tahaddi, one other Premier League workforce within the metropolis of Benghazi.
The BBC studies that one other well-known participant within the nation, Ibrahim Al-Qaziri, additionally died within the floods. He had represented a number of Libyan Premier League sides and was most lately at second-tier Nusour Martouba.
The BBC additionally studies that Libyan golf equipment Al-Ahly Benghazi and Al-Hilal have requested the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) to postpone their forthcoming matches within the African Champions League and African Confederation Cup respectively.
Al-Ahly are scheduled to play ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast on Sunday whereas Al-Hilal are set to face Rwanda’s Rayon Sport right this moment, with Al Hilal membership official Ali Al Sharif saying “the state of affairs is basically not appropriate for taking part in soccer in gentle of the catastrophe that befell us”.
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