Emirati footballer dies in road accident

The 23-year-old defender played for Al Dhafra football club



Emirati football player Mohamed Abdullah Al Hammadi was killed in a road accident in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

The 23-year-old defender, who played for Al Dhafra FC, died after his car crashed into a pole in Khalifa City, according to media reports.

Officials from the club expressed shock at the accident and offered condolences to his family.

The UAE Pro League Committee also mourned his death, calling him a “talented player”.

Al Hammadi moved to Al Dhafra from Al Jazira football club, where he made his local debut in 2014.

The player scored six goals in 59 appearances made in matches played between 2014 and 2017.

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