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Sad news: another former Iraqi soccer legend has died of Covid-19

ASHOOR

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It is a very sad day for Iraqi soccer fans: after losing Ahmad Rathi to Covid back in June, today another legend was lost to the virus : Nathem Shaker, a player who played alongside Ahmad Rathi at the 1986 World Cup. But even more sad , he was very beloved by Assyrians because he actually spoke Assyrian as he grew up with Assyrian friends in the Assyrian-populated district of Dora.

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He did Grow up in Doora and many of his close friends were Assyrians....I was lucky to meet him in person back in 1987 towards the end of his Career... He was massive.. very big, tall and scary to face if you were a striker....

Covid has taken many of our Legends.....all in the space of few months! :(
 

ASHOOR

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That is so interesting! I remember in the late 80s, my father took my oldest brother to play in the youth system of قوة الجوية (الطيران سابقا) , and that day we saw some former players there and he could have been one of them!
 
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