Benhammouda scored the second goal, from the penalty spot, for the hosts with Ridah Bensayah and Nadir Benbouali getting the other two, his ever present dominance on the field was a headache for the opponents defence.
The attacker was together with an unnamed friend during the incident that happened late on Friday ahead of the Saturday league match against ES Setif which has since been postponed.
African Nations Championship (Chan) duties awaited the player who was set to be called.
His father disclosed that his son was on the verge of securing a visa to travel abroad and almost joined a European club even though he was adamant not to state the name of the club
“The administration extends its sincere condolences to the Benhammouda family following the death of Al Ittihad player Benhammouda,” USM Alger said in a statement.
“We pray to the Almighty God to bless the deceased with his vast mercy and enter him into the heavenly gardens and inspire his family patience and solace, you will remain in our hearts, Billel.”
His club mates return to their residence upon hearing the tragic bad news of their team mate.
Benhammouda was born on August 28, 1997, and started his football career at USMM Hadjout and USM Algiers junior sides respectively. He also represented the aforementioned teams at senior level.
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