Sunday, 24 August 2014
Cameroonian Striker Albert Ebossé Dies After Being Hit With A Missile From The Stands
A horrific story has broken out of North Africa this weekend as Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé, 24, has died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the stands during an Algerian league game.
Ebossé was playing for JS Kabylie against USM Alger on Saturday when the incident happened.
JS Kabylie lost the match 2-1, and Ebossé scored the only goal of the game for the hosts from the penalty spot.
Both clubs have since released statements on the tragic loss of life, starting with JS Kabylie:
"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."
USM Alger have also released a statement of condolence:
"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."