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Former Egypt FA president Samir Zaher dies aged 74

Samir Zaher

Former Egyptian Football Association () President Samir Zaher, who had been in poor health for some time, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74.

 served as EFA president for three consecutive terms between 2002 and 2012 and witnessed the Egyptian national team’s golden age as they won the African Cup of Nations three consecutive times in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Zaher was a former football player who started his career with Damietta football club and joined Al Ahly in 1964 where he stayed there till 1973. He was also part of the national team’s squad from 1965 to 1967.

After his retirement, Zaher joined Heliopolis Club’s board from 1990 until 2002. In 1992, he became a member of the EFA and two years later he successfully became the association’s vice-president.

The EFA current president, Hany Abou-Rida, mourned Zaher in a statement that mentioned him as an Egyptian football icon who contributed tremendously to its development in almost 50 years.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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