Istanbul - Sehmus Ozer, the captain of Turkey's second
division football side Amedspor from the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, has
died in a car accident, the club announced on Wednesday.
"You were a beautiful person, a great captain. Your
legacy is in safe hands," the club said in a statement, without giving
details on the circumstances of the accident.
The club said its Turkish Cup match scheduled for Thursday
against top flight Super Lig team Genclerbirligi had been postponed as a result
of the death of Ozer, 36.
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Amedspor are enjoying a strong season and are contenders for
promotion to the first division, lying in fourth place. The second division is
the third flight of Turkish football after the first division and the top
flight Super Lig.
Much loved by residents of Diyarbakir, the team in 2014
changed its name to use Amed, the Kurdish name for the city.For
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