Newsbreak reports that Algerian striker, Billel Benhammouda died on Friday in a car accident.
The 24-year-old had just scored for Algeria’s home-based National team in their 3-0 win against DR Congo on Thursday.
The accident occurred when he was on his way home after playing in the match where the Desert Warriors claimed a 3-0 victory.
Benhammouda captained the Algerian U-23 side in 2019 where he had to gain recognition and was invited to the senior team by coach Madjid Bougherra in 2021. He made his first debut against Liberia on 22 August 2021. He has since then recorded six appearances for The Greens, scoring two goals.
Billel plied his trade at the local league with USM Alger, where he also arose from the academy level in 2016. This season, he has only appeared 30 times for USM and has netted 7 goals for the club and made 4 assists.
He was part of USM Alger, which won the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.
Benhammouda’s father stated in a televised statement that his son was close to obtaining a visa to travel abroad and almost joined a European club without revealing the name of that club.