14. 09. 2020

IN MEMORIAM: Egyptian and African volleyball legend Megahed dies of COVID-19

Source: dailynewsegypt.com; Photo: vetogate.com

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Azmi Megahed, one of the best ever male volleyball players in Africa, passed away at the age of 70.

 

Former Egyptian volleyball star, Azmi Megahed, died at the age of 70. He passed away in Cairo, following a struggle with the COVID-19 disease.

Megahed is a legend of volleyball in Egypt but also of Africa, in general. He played for his country’s national team for 16 years and participated at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. He had won the Best African Volleyball Player award in 1974.

On a club level, Megahed wore the jersey of the country’s powerhouse Zamalek SC most of his professional career. Later, he became its head coach and board member. As a player and coach, Megahed won many individual awards, both at home and on the continent. Until recently, he worked as a political commentator and TV presenter.

 

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