Zambian FA confirm the tragic death of FIFA medical official during World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria in Abuja

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Zambian FA confirm the tragic death of FIFA medical official during World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria in Abuja

The Zambian FA has confirmed the death of Joseph Kabungo, a CAF medical official who died after the World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

 

Kabungo had been on duty as the CAF anti-doping officer for the second leg of the play-off, which ended in a 1-1 draw that saw Ghana book a place at the World Cup in Qatar. 

 

Zambian FA President Andrew Kamanga described Kabungo as ‘a dedicated and widely loved member of our football community who had a ‘vast impact’ on the sport in the country.

 

Before his death, a riot erupted following the game at Moshood Abiola National Stadium as angry Nigerian fans stormed onto the pitch before attacking players from both sides and causing damage to property.

 

Police had to use tear gas to disperse the furious mob who launched objects down the tunnel at players as they left. 

 

The Zambian FA warned against speculating on how Kabungo died. ‘We take note that it is too early to dwell into the nitty-gritty of…



Source: Linda Ikeji