Thursday, June 14, 2007

Terrorist bomb kills two Lebanese AFC Cup stars

Two players of AFC Cup Quarter Finalists Al Nejmeh of Lebanon were killed in a terrorist bomb blast which rocked the capital of Lebanon on Wednesday, killing 10 people. Defender Hussein Dokmak, 25, and playmaker Hussein Neim, 20, were driving back home after a friendly game through downtown Beirut when the blast ripped through their car. Both were killed on the spot. "Both players left the stadium after a friendly match in Dokmak’s car and were killed on the spot,” Al Nejmeh official Asaad Seblini told the AFC website. "Dokmak played for the first team while Neim was promoted in the beginning of the season from the youth to the first team."

Dokmak last figured for Al Nejmeh in a crunch AFC Cup 2007 final match day game against Muscat on May 8 which the Lebanese outfit won to qualify for the last eight. Neim was on the bench for this game. Al Nejmeh are drawn to play Mahindra United of India in the two-legged quarterfinals of the AFC Cup on 18 and 25 September.

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