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Ex-Morocco international Mohamed Abarhoun dies aged 31

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Former Morocco international Mohamed Abarhoun is dead.

Abarhoun died from stomach cancer aged 31 on Wednesday, December 2.

The defender was diagnosed with cancer in February 2020 when he was playing for Turkish club Caykur Rizespor.

Rizespor has mourned the death of Tetouan-born Abarhoun.

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 extend our condolences to Mohamed Abarhoun, who passed away, and our family, relatives, and community.”

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Born in May 5, 1989, Mohamed Abarhoun started his career at Moghreb Athletic Tetouan, the club in his city. In his seven-year stint at the club, they won two league titles.

The 1.87m center-back competed in the 2012 Olympic Games with the Atlas Lions under 23 side.

In 2014, he played for Morocco at the African Nations Championship- a tournament designed for locally-based players only in South Africa.

After leaving his boyhood club, Abarhoun joined Portugese side Moreirenze, and left in 2019 to join Rizespor.

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