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Object thrown from stands kills striker, Albert Ebosse

By Natali Iverson - Aug 25, 2014
Object thrown from stands kills striker, Albert Ebosse

Cameroonian JS Kabylie striker, Albert Ebosse died on Saturday night after being hit by an object thrown from the stands during their game against USM Alger in Algeria on Saturday.

24 year old, Ebosse was declared dead after sustaining a head injury and taken to hospital in Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital Algiers.

JS Kabylie had lost 2-1 against USM Alger, where Ebosse scored the only goal for his team. By full time, the crowd started throwing items from the stands.

It has not yet been confirmed as to what hit Ebosse, however, the Algerian Interior Ministry are conducting an investigation.

An Algerian Newspaper has reported that fans, angry at the loss of the game, threw rocks into the field.

The Stade 1er Novembre stadium, where the match took place, has been closed until further notice.

The president of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou issued a statement regarding the tragedy.

"My thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man who enjoyed his job peacefully and went further to pursue his passion for football abroad," said Hayatou.


"African football cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism whatsoever. We expect exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence,” he added.


Picture sourced from www.forum.kooora.com