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Cameroonian player dies after being hit by object thrown from stands

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tragedy struck in Algeria when Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé passed away after being hit with an object thrown from the stands.

Cameroonian player Albert Ebossé dies during match after being hit by object thrown from stands
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The 24-year-old was fatally struck at the end of his club JS Kabylie's 2-1 home defeat to USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou.

Ebossé was admitted to hospital after sustaining serious head injuries but, unfortunately, the striker passed away as a result of these injuries.

Kabylie said in a statement: "The Ministry of Interior and Local Government, through minister Tayeb Belaiz, has given the instruction to open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Albert Ebossé.

"The JSK player succumbed to a head injury after being hit in the head at the end of the meeting with USM Alger."

Alger added in a statement: "JS Kabylie's Cameroonian striker has lost his life after being hit in the head by something launched from the stands.

"This terrible news is saddening for football in our nation and in Cameroon and arrives like a bombshell just hours after the meeting with USM Alger which was played in Tizi Ouzou.

"In these painful circumstances, USM Alger and its members send their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and to JS Kabylie. May Albert Ebossé rest in peace."

Ebossé was top scorer in the Algerian Premier League last season scoring 17 goals in 30 appearances for JSK.

He made 6 appearances for his national team and had spells in Malaysia with Perak as well as in his homeland with Coton Sport, Unisport Bafang, and Douala.


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