Kabylie Sanctioned Over Ebosse Death

Algerian club JS Kabylie will no longer play at their home stadium for the 2014/15 season following the death of Cameroonian Albert Ebosse last month.

The club have also been ordered to play their designated home matches behind closed doors at a neutral ground until the end of February.

Fans of the club are also banned from attending neither home nor away matches until the start of the New Year.

Albert Ebosse Died During an Algeria League Game after Been Hit With a Missile on the Head.
Albert Ebosse Died During an Algeria League Game after Been Hit With a Missile on the Head.

Ebosse died after he was hit by a projectile on 23 August following JS Kabylie’s 2-1 loss to USM Alger in a league game.

The punishment have been meted on the club by Algeria’s Professional Football League.

League football resumes in the North African country on Friday evening for the first time since Ebosse’s death with the third round of matches. Kabylie visits USM Bel Abbes on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Algeria’s FA has moved to clamp down on the increasing trend of crowd violence in stadium. The football federation met with Professional Football League officials in a separate meeting to figure out solution to the growing menace.

“(Both bodies) decided by mutual agreement to intensify the fight against this scourge to eradicate it from our sports arenas,” the FA said in a statement.

“The Federal Bureau (of the FA) decided to increase sanctions for missile throwing, use of pyrotechnics and laser, as well as other disorder in stadiums.”

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