Caf Vows to Tackle Hooliganism After Player’s Death from ‘Missile’ Attack

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has frowned at the death of a Cameroonian, Albert Ebosse Bodjongo, who passed on after being hit by a ‘missile’ thrown from the stand during an Algeria championship game.

Ebosse, 24, was declared dead after he was rushed to a hospital at Tizi Ouzou east of Algiers, where his team JSK Kabylie lost 2-1 to USM Alger on Saturday.

He grabbed his side’s lone goal at home in the second round of matches.

Albert Ebosse Joined JS Kabylie in 2013 and Died August 23, 2014, During an Algerian League Match.
Albert Ebosse Joined JS Kabylie in 2013 and Died August 23, 2014, During an Algerian League Match.

“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,” Caf President Issa Hayatou said in a statement.

The continental football governing body “expects exemplary sanctions to be taken against” the perpetrators of the fatal act.

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“We remain resolute and state in the strongest terms our determination to eradicate all forms of violence and unsportsmanlike conduct in stadiums on the continent.”

Ebosse, who joined JS in 2013, was leading scorer in the 2013/14 Algeria championship.

The Algerian interior ministry has reportedly on the quest for the actual culprit.

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