It was an emotional moment for football club Monterrey’s manager Antonio Mohamed, after his team won the second leg of the Liga MX Championship final 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
Competing against Club America, the team claimed victory in a hard-fought match, after which Antonio was found crying in the dugout with rosary beads pressed close to his heart.
He wasn’t crying because of the win, he was crying because he had fulfilled a promise.
A promise he had made to his 9-year-old son Farid, who had passed away in a car crash in 2006.
Monterrey was Farid’s favourite team and Antonio had promised that he will win them a title.
So the moment it happened, he couldn’t hold back his tears and it was something that no one can watch without getting emotional.
Antonio Mohamed promised to his son that after his professional career he would return to his son’ favorite club MonterreyCF to win the Mexican league. In 2006 his son passed away in a car crash. 2days ago Mohamed won the championship with Monterrey.— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) December 31, 2019
Football is more than a game pic.twitter.com/hrLwMvtFUd
Se decía que si sacabas campeón al @ClubAmerica, la historia no t permitiría lograr otro título nacional con un diferente equipo en la #LigaBBVAMX Pero hoy, Antonio Mohamed rompió ese maleficio sacando campeón a @Rayados. #Rayadosvsamerica#Rayados pic.twitter.com/mtS7pCPKja— Nick Negrini (@NegriniNick) December 30, 2019
Antonio Mohamed guiding CF Monterrey to Liga MX title. The story behind it, is both inspiring and touching.— Kunal Singh Rathore (@Iam_KSRathore) December 31, 2019