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Cameroonian footballer stoned to death on pitch in Algeria


Cameroonian footballer stoned to death on pitch in Algeria

RIP: Albert Ebosse

Algeria has suspended football indefinitely following the death of Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse, was struck on the head when leaving the pitch after his side JS Kabylie’s home defeat by USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou on Saturday.

Algerian authorities had already ordered the indefinite closure of the 1st November 1954 stadium.

That ruling will now apply to all stadiums in the country.

The federation has also decided that US$100,000 will be given to Ebosse’s family – a figure believed to be the amount he would have earned over the period of his contract. In addition, JS Kabylie’s players will each donate a month’s salary.

An investigation into Ebosse’s death, and a deeper inquiry into football hooliganism in the country, has been ordered by the Algerian interior ministry.

BBC Sport reported that the 1st November 1954 stadium was under maintenance at the time of the game and fans threw loose stones that were lying on the ground.



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