By Giovanni Wanneh
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Former Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri was reported on March 26 to have finally broken the chains of coma after 33 months in hospital.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder was on the rise steadily through the ranks for club and country and he equally was a gem in the making, until an unfortunate incident abruptly ended the youngster’s career and nearly seized his life as well.
On July 8, 2017, Abdelhak Nouri hit the deck in an awkward fashion without contact in Ajax’ friendly encounter against German side Werder Bremen. Nouri was diagnosed of Cardiac arrhythmia, and the situation left from bad to worse as he sustained a severe and permanent brain damage five days after the horror incident.
The promising midfielder was on his way to being a full Dutch international as well as attaining a cult hero status for Ajax with his massive ball using potentials.
With the Netherlands, Abdelhak Nouri started from the Under-15 to the Under-19 category where he played 36 games and scored 9 goals, a tally he bettered for club having played 54 games and scored 11, all youth championships inclusive.
The recovery of Nouri comes as a silver lining in football, at a moment where the dark cloud of the CoronaVirus pandemic is making a nuisance of itself.
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