Bus crash kills goalkeeper and assistant coach of Algeria’s El Bayadh

The national football organization decided to postpone all of this week’s scheduled games across all categories after a bus disaster in the late hours of Wednesday claimed the lives of two players from Mouloudia El Bayadh, an Algerian Ligue 1 team.

The catastrophe claimed the lives of El Bayadh assistant coach Khalid Muftah and goalkeeper Zakaria Bouziani, 27, according to the Algerian official news agency.

Bouziani, a stand-in goalkeeper, made two league appearances this season.

The bus carrying the team overturned in the town of Sougueur in northwestern Algeria while en route to Tizi Ouzou to face JSK Kabylie in a league game on Friday, according to local media. The club said on Facebook that other injured members were in stable condition.

“In the wake of the painful tragedy that befell Algerian football … the Algerian Football Federation decided to suspend all football activities scheduled for the end of this week across the entire country,” the federation said in a statement.

“The Federation also decided to postpone the draw ceremony for the 32nd and 16th rounds of the Algerian Cup to a later date.”

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said in a statement that he received the news of the tragedy with “great pain and sorrow”, offering his condolences to the families of the victims.

El Bayadh lie sixth in the Algerian league table with 15 points from 10 games, 12 adrift of runaway leaders MC Alger.

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