Football family, media in Qatar mourn Dr. Awada
- Updated: February 2, 2021
The Qatar Football Association (QFA) has joined the country’s football family at large and the media industry in offering condolences after the passing away of Dr. Mohamed Awada, advisor to the President of QFA.
“The Qatar Football Association offers its sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and relatives of the late Dr. Muhammad Awada,” the QFA tweeted.
Dr Awada died after contracting the coronavirus during a family trip to Beirut, details showed across social media platforms. Dr Awada was transferred to Turkey to complete his treatment, which lasted about two weeks, it was reported.
CEO of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Nasser Al Khater also tweeted: “Dr Muhammad Awada gave us from his big heart. He was a brother, a friend and a teacher before he was a classmate.”
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) also offered condolences to Dr Awada’s family through their Twitter handle. Dr Awada was also a senior advisor at the SC.
“With his death, the sports media community has lost one of its true figures. He always devoted his life to serving sports and the media locally and in the Arab world. He continued his successful career by handling assignments in the Qatar 2022 World Cup file. With his passing, a rich sports history will remain in our minds forever,” President of the Lebanese Football Association Hashem Haider said in a statement.
A former Editor-In-Chief at Doha Stadium magazine, Dr Awada, 59, was mourned by the popular publication.
“The Doha Stadium family mourns Dr. Muhammad Awada, former Editor-In-Chief of Doha Stadium. May God have mercy on Dr Awada’s soul. We offer our sincere condolences to his family, relatives, and friends in the sports and media family inside and outside Qatar,” the magazine said in a post on its website.