A Fifa Doctor Died After Nigerian Fans Storm The Pitch against Ghana
A medical doctor who worked during the Super Eagle’s Nigeria’s World Cup play-off match against the Black Stars of Ghana died shortly after the last whistle, it has been verified.
Doctor Joseph Kabungo was hired as a doping official for the tie in Abuja but died after what has been defined as a supposed heart attack.
The information was announced by doctor Kabungo’s home association, the Zambian FA, on Wednesday morn.
Today we mourn the passing of our CAF/Fifa medical officer doctor Kabungo who was on commission as a Doping officer in a game between Nigeria and Ghana. ( FAZ ) President Kamanga said:
“And we spread our heartfelt consolations to doctor Kabungo’s household and the football relative at considerable.
We accept that it is too earlier to reside into the most important aspects of the reason for his demise but will remain for the entire information from The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) on what precisely happened.
“His end is a big loss as Dr. Kabungo was a buddy and intimate to many ages of players and their relatives.”
Mohammed Sanusi, Nigeria Football Federation general secretary said Dr. Joseph was about to take out a test on a player when he “was seen puffing for breath close to the dressing room of the Ghanaian team”.
“I was told and demanded that he should be hurried to the clinic. He died before getting there. Sanusi said. He died just as they got to the hospital,”
Nigeria mourned an away-goals loss to Ghana as the Black Stars prepare for the World Cup in Qatar.
At the game, football lovers stormed the field and fought with security officers but there is presently no sign that the turmoil in any way drove Dr. Kabungo’s dying. The doctor had once worked at the Africa Cup of Nations and Fifa Arab Cup.
“It is a wonderful and tragic loss to the COSAFA zone,
COSAFA general secretary Sue Destombes said
Dr. Joseph was consistently offering his term and his expertise,”
He was a satisfactory human being and will be forever missed by the world of football in our province.”