African Football - Cameroonian striker dies after being struck by object thrown from stands

Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse has tragically died after being struck in the head by an object thrown from the stands during an Algerian league game.

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Albert Ebossé (You Tube: JSKnews)

Ebosse, who had scored a goal in the match, was fatally struck by a projectile at the end of JS Kabylie’s game against USM Alger, which his club ended up losing 2-1.

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.”

Reacting to the news of Ebossé’s death, USM Alger said 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.”

Ebosse leaves behind a young daughter. A Facebook page dedicated to the 24-year-old has been created, offering tributes and condolences to his family.

Ebosse, who reportedly had six international caps, mainly with Cameroon's B team, played for Coton Sport FC, Unisport Bafang and Douala AC in Cameroon, before transferring to Malaysian side Perak FA in 2012.

He joined JS Kabylie - one of Algeria's richest clubs - in July 2013.

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