Former Morocco international, Mohamed Abarhoun has tragically died from stomach cancer at the age of 31.
The defender had been diagnosed in February while playing for Turkish top-flight side Caykur Rizespor.
In a statement, the club said: ‘We have learned with sadness the news of the death of our former football player Mohamed Abarhoun, who has been receiving treatment for a while.
“We wish Allah’s mercy to Mohamed Abarhoun, who passed away, and our condolences to his family, relatives and community.”
Abarhoun spent seven years playing in Morocco for Moghreb Tetouan, where he won two league titles. He then moved to Portugal to play for Moreirense in 2017 before completing a switch to Caykur Rizespor two years later.
At the international level, the defender helped Morocco’s under-23 side qualify for the 2012 Olympics and went onto play twice at the Games in London.
He also played for Morocco at the 2014 African Nations Championship, the tournament for locally-based players.
By Usman O.