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Soccer player killed by object thrown from crowd after game

By Brian McMahon,
A Cameroonian soccer player was hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd after an Algerian league game

A Cameroonian soccer player died after being hit in the head by an object thrown onto the field after a match. Albert Ebosse, 24, was playing for JS Kabylie in Algeria's top league when his team lost at home.

JS Kabylie lost the match 2-1 to their rivals, USM Alger, reported Mirror.The home crowd, frustrated with the defeat, started throwing objects onto the field. Ebosse, who scored JS Kabylie's lone goal, was struck in the head and brought to a hospital, where he died on Saturday night, reported the Associated Press.

Ebosse was the top scorer in the Algerian league last season with 17 goals.

The Confederation of African Football issued a statement on the tragic incident. "African football cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism whatsoever. We expect exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence."

 
 

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