Rabat – The father of Moroccan football player, Mohamed Ihattaren, died from cancer on Sunday, October 6.
Dutch football club PSV expressed condolences to Ihattaren and his family.
“PSV mourns the loss of Mohamed Ihattaren’s father. PSV would like to send their thoughts and condolences to Mohamed and his relatives after today’s sad news,” the statement said.
The 17-year old has cited his father’s illness several times when he was asked which national football team he would represent: Morocco or the Netherlands.
Goal.com reported that the football player delayed making a decision as his father was fighting cancer.
“My father is seriously ill. He suffers from cancer since a few months,” he said last time he was interviewed.
Iharraten is expected make a decision by the end of the year, according the fo Football Oranje.
Both the Moroccan national team and the Netherlands are interested in the football player, owing to his spectacular performances with PSV.
Ihattaren played seven games with his Dutch club so far this season.