A Cameroonian footballer, Albert Ebosse, 24, hit by an object thrown at him by a fan during a match in Algeria, has died. The player died at a hospital in Tizi Ouzou, East of the country’s capital, Algiers.
Ebosse, until his death played for JS Kabylie, and had scored in a 2-1 home defeat by USM Alger, before the attack on him. While the object that hit Ebosse had not been confirmed, the Algerian Interior Ministry has ordered an investigation into the incident. Unruly fans were vexed by the team’s loss in the encounter before they began to throw rocks at the players. JS Kabylie official statement said Ebosse “succumbed to a head injury” after being struck at the end of the match. Confederation of African Football’s, CAF, President, Issa Hayatou, said African football “cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism.” Hayatou said he expected “exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence.”