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Former Egyptian football boss Samir Zaher dies at 75

Tuesday 13/March/2018 - 06:56 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Former Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Samir Zaher died on Tuesday after a long struggle with illness. He was 75.

His family members are due to announce date and venue for the funeral shortly afterward.
Zaher served two spells in charge of the Egyptian football governing association - from 1996-99 and 2005-2012.

He was credited for a hugely-successful era for the Egyptian national team، mostly named as the golden generation that won the Nations Cup for Egypt in 2006، 2008 and 2010.

He resigned from his post following Egypt's worst football tragedy when over 70 Ahly fans were killed after being confronted by rival Masry supporters following an end of an ill-tempered league game in February، 2012.

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