Ecuadorian Christan Benitez, El Jaish SC’s striker, passes away
Christian ‘Chucho’ Benitez, one of the latest additions to the Qatar Stars League outfit, El Jaish SC, passed away yesterday in Qatar due to a heart attack. Benitez, a striker for El Jaish suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest and was rushed to the hospital with a severe stomach ache.
According to a statement issued by El Jaish, the 27 year-old Ecuadorian had played for his team for the first time in a match against Qatar Sports Club for the Sheikh Jassim Cup just hours prior to the incident.
He was one of Ecuador’s leading goal scorers and had been signed on to play for El Jaish, a Duhail-based sports club, from his previous club, Club America, earlier this month in a contract worth nearly US $15 million.
Benitez was the son of the renowned Ecuadorian goal scorer Ermen Benitez. He leaves behind his wife, Liseth and their four year old twin children.
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