Egyptian Premier League outfit Modern Future FC have provided an update on Ahmed Refaat’s medical condition.

Ahmed Refaat started on the bench for Future when they travelled to face Ittihad of Alexandria in the league’s 13th round on Monday evening.

The 30-year-old made his introduction shortly after the hour mark replacing Ali Mahmoud Zaza before collapsing on the pitch with two minutes remaining to full-time.

The game was later suspended as Refaat was rushed to the hospital and placed in an intensive care unit, where his condition is being closely monitored by the club according to their statement.

“Ahmed Refaat’s heart stopped for more than an hour, despite all resuscitation attempts by the medical staff at Zamzam Hospital near the stadium before his heart rate improved gradually,” the club said.

“However, his condition is still medically unstable, which prevents his transfer. Unless his health condition stabilises, the player will continue to receive treatment and undergo the necessary tests.

“The club are following the situation on a momentary basis from the hospital, and everyone will be updated immediately.

“We would like to call on the media to respect the player’s personal life as well as his health and ask the Egyptian football fans to pray for Ahmed Refaat to be safe and sound as soon as possible.”