The name Zakaria, who suffers from a rare disease, was very present 3 years ago love Also, when he scored a wonderful goal against the Moroccan team in the first leg of the African Champions League final, but now calls from football fans are accelerating for his recovery and his return to normal life.
Messages of support for Zakaria continue from Egypt and abroad, the latest of which was a few days ago when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the selection of Zakaria to be an ambassador for the CAF Champions League final, where he would hand over the African shield to the champion team, and he was also present at the presentation of the new jersey for the Egyptian national team.
Moamen, the 32-year-old, was until recently one of the most prominent football stars in Egypt, and the hero of an admired rise story, graduating from Military Production to Al-Ahly, passing through Al-Masry Al-Borseid, Enppi, Zamalek and A Saudi.
A mysterious disease
But a rare disease was stronger than Zakarias brilliance and forced him to leave football, but it did not erase his memory from the hearts of millions of football fans in Egypt, regardless of their affiliations.
Zakarias story with illness dates back to the beginning of last year when he began to feel that he was not feeling well in matches and training, and the situation quickly worsened with muscle pain, until the announcement came from Uhud club, which said that he had a disease that would prevent him from practicing football.
After that, Moamen returned to Al-Ahly to start an arduous journey in order to discover what he had suffered, as the symptoms began to accelerate to extend to slurred speech, difficulty in movement, general weakness in the body andMuscle atrophyThen doctors discovered that he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
This disease is a form of neurological disease, and it is caused by a defect in the motor nerves and nerve cells in the central nervous system, which controls the movement of muscles, which makes it affect most of the human senses.
Al-Ahly had announced earlier that he would fully sponsor the costs of treating Zakaria inside or outside Egypt, as well as fully paying the dues stipulated in his contract.
Weeks ago, Salah, the most prominent Egyptian football star, celebrated in the manner of Moamen after he scored for Liverpool, highlighting his crisis to the whole world, and confirming that he maintains great support in his mind for the absent player.
But what Salah gave Zakaria was more than moral support, the latter admitted.
In televised statements a year ago, the Al-Ahly player revealed that Salah was one of his most important supporters, and offered him treatment in 3 countries.
Zakaria confirmed that he received a call from Salah after learning of his crisis, to offer him the Liverpool scorer to bear the costs of his travel and treatment in Britain, Germany or the United States.