Aspire Mourns Young Talent
DOHA: Aspire Academy has led tributes to a highly-promising young Qatari footballer who died in a road accident in Doha on Sunday morning.
Mohamed Juma Mohamed Bakhit Rashid, 13, was rushed to hospital after the car in which he was travelling collided with another vehicle. Attempts by medics and others to revive the teenager failed.
One of the most promising Qatari footballers of his age group, Mohamed had been training at Aspire Academy in Doha for two years before his death and had recently embarked on a tour of Europe with his Aspire under-14 teammates.
Nasser al-Ahbabi, Aspire Football team manager, said: “Today we have lost one of the most promising young players in this country.
“Mohamed was a hugely talented and respectful young man. His death is a terrible tragedy for his teammates, his family and all of us at Aspire.
“Mohamed has left an impression that will last forever and we shall always remember the commitment he showed to his training each day.”
Aside from his footballing abilities, Mohamed was also a keen academic who had recently achieved top-of-the-class grades.
His school principal, Jassim Mohamed al-Jaber, said: “Mohamed was a truly talented individual and could have been a scholar as well as a footballer.