The Moroccan club have confirmed the death of one of their players on a sad day for African footballRaja Casablanca defender Zakaria Zerouali has died from a paracetamol overdose that led to acute liver failure, aged 33.
Rajacasablanca.com reports the former Morocco international passed away in the early hours of Monday morning in hospital.
"He was hospitalized in an emergency intensive care unit for four days and despite a very significant support in intensive care unit hard on all fronts, the late Zakaria Zerouali developed liver, heart, and brain complications with multi-organ failure," read the official statement from Mohamed Arssi, the head of the medical commission at the club.
Zerouali won a number of titles with Raja with whom he played since 2005. The "Green Eagles" have offered their condolences to the player's family and announced that his body will be repatriated to his native city of Berkane where he will be buried tomorrow.