The departure of former Kuwaiti football star Jamal Yaqoub


The departure of former Kuwaiti football star Jamal Yaqoub

The Kazma Football Club announced the death of the club’s assistant coach, former Kuwaiti national team defender Jamal Yaqoub, at the age of 62, on Tuesday.

The club stated that the technical and administrative staff decided to cancel the team’s training on Tuesday evening due to the death of “Al Qabandi”.

The Kuwaiti Football Association also mourned Jamal Yaqoub, and sincere condolences and sympathy to the late player’s family.

Al-Ittihad’s Competitions Committee stated that the match between Salmiya and Kazma, within the tenth round of the Premier League, was postponed until Thursday instead of Wednesday, at the request of the Kazma Club due to the death of Jamal Yaqoub.

Jamal Yaqoub was born on April 7, 1959, and he is considered among the most prominent players in the history of Kuwaiti football, and he was among the golden generation that qualified for the 1982 World Cup Finals, in addition to winning the 1980 Asian Cup and winning the Gulf Cup in 1982 and 1986.

After his retirement, Yaqoub moved to the field of training and worked as an assistant to the Czech coach Milan Machala at Kazma Club and the Kuwait national team, both of whom achieved remarkable achievements, most notably the Gulf Cup title in 1996 and 1998, and reaching the semi-finals of the 1996 AFC Asian Cup.

Source: Agencies


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