Dhaka: 4:06 PM, Sun, 05 Jul, 2020

Footballer Helal on life support

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-05-28 10:46:38 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-05-29 11:48:08 AM

Former national footballer Golam Rabbani Helal has been put on life support at the Square Hospital in the capital after suffering brain hemorrhage on Thursday morning.

According to the family sources, the doctors can't provide any treatments to him due to his sense level. He has been in life-support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.

Before suffering from hemorrhage, Helal had been suffering from kidney disease and undergoing dialysis. He was also supposed to visit hospital for dialysis today, but he suffered stroke. He also underwent an open-heart surgery after cardiac arrest in 2017.

Helal played for the national football team from 1979 to 1985. At the club level, Helal had been a permanent player of Abahani where he played from 1975 to 1988 except a short spell at BJMC. He was one of four footballers who landed in prison following chaos in a Dhaka derby against arch-rivals Mohammedan SC in 1982.

After retiring from football, Helal become the director of Abahani and occupied different roles for the club. He was also the executive committee member of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for five years.