The Egyptian Premier League match is halted after Mohamed Salah’s former teammate Ahmed Refaat had an on-field heart attack and stops breathing “for more than an hour.”

Mohamed Salah’s former international team-mate, Ahmed Refaat, suffered an on-pitch heart attack that saw him stop breathing “for more than an hour”.

The 30-year-old forward, who has nine senior Egypt matches, was a member of the Modern Future FC team that played Ittihad of Alexandria in the Egyptian Premier League on Monday. Though he was introduced just after the hour, he commenced that fixture on the bench.

Ahmed Refaat

Refaat suffered a scary collapse two minutes from the end of the match and was rushed to hospital, leading to the game in question being suspended. He has been placed in intensive care, with his condition being closely monitored by medical professionals.

Modern Future FC have said in a statement relayed by KingFut: “Ahmed Refaat’s heart stopped for more than an hour, despite all resuscitation attempts by the medical staff at Zamzam Hospital near the stadium before his heart rate improved gradually. However, his condition is still medically unstable, which prevents his transfer.

Unless his health condition stabilises, the player will continue to receive treatment and undergo the necessary tests. The club are following the situation on a momentary basis from the hospital, and everyone will be updated immediately. We would like to call on the media to respect the player’s personal life as well as his health and ask the Egyptian football fans to pray for Ahmed Refaat to be safe and sound as soon as possible.”

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Refaat, who has won the Egyptian Cup and Super Cup while playing for Zamalek, has been at Modern Future FC since October 2021. He has played with Liverpool star Salah while representing his country.



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