Mohamed Abarhoun, ex-Moroccan defender, dies of stomach cancer at age of 31

Mohamed Abarhoun, ex-Moroccan defender, dies of stomach cancer at age of 31

- Mohamed Abarhoun has died of stomach cancer at the age of 31 years

- The defender last played for Turkish Super League outfit Caykur Rizespor

- He made two appearances at the 2014 London Games and played at the CHAN tournament in South Africa the same year

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Mohamed Abarhoun, a former Moroccan international, has died from stomach cancer at the age of 31.

He was diagnosed in February while playing for Turkish Super League side Caykur Rizespor.

Abarhoun had a seven-year spell with Moroccan side Moghreb Tetouan, winning two league titles in the process.

He joined Portuguese side Moreirense in the Premiera Liga and made move to Rizespor in 2019.

He was part of the squad that helped his nation qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London and made two appearances in the tournament.

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Mohamed Abarhoun, 31, Moroccan defender dies on stomach cancer
Mohamed Abarhoun, 31, Moroccan defender dies on stomach cancer. Photo by ANP Sport
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At senior level, he played in the 2014 CHAN tournament in South Africa designed for players plying their trade on the domestic scene.

Rizespor released a statement:

"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."

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