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Fifa doctor dies after violent Nigeria fans storm pitch in disgusting scenes after crashing to qualify for World Cup.

March 30, 2022, 12:03 pm

A FIFA doc­tor died while on duty dur­ing Tues­day’s World Cup qual­i­fi­er between Nige­ria and Ghana.
Suck­ers stormed the pitch at the Abu­ja Nation­al Sta­di­um after Nige­ria failed to qual­i­fy for this year’s com­pe­ti­tion- break­ing down up their own are­na in aston­ish­ing scenes.

Also on Wednes­day morn­ing the Zam­bian FA attest­ed Doc­tor Joseph Kabun­go, who was act­ing as a dop­ing offi­cer at the game for the Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball, had passed away while working.

A state­ment said“The Foot­ball Asso­ci­a­tion of Zam­bia joins the rest of the foot­ball fam­i­ly in mourn­ing the late Dr Joseph Kabungo.

“Dr Kabun­go, a CAF/ FIFA med­ical offi­cer was on duty in Abu­ja for the sec­ond leg, the final qual­i­fy­ing match between Nige­ria and Ghana that end­ed 1–1.”

Pres­i­dent of the ZAF Andrew Kaman­ga did­n’t reveal the cause of his death.
He said“We take note that it’s too ear­ly to dwell into the nit­ty-grit­ty of the cause of his death but will stay for the full report from CAF and FIFA on what exact­ly occurred.

“He was a devot­ed and exten­sive­ly loved mem­ber of our foot­ball com­mu­ni­ty and his impact was vast, hav­ing also been part of the 2012 Africa Cup- win­ning team.
“His death is a huge loss as Dr Kabun­go was a friend and con­fi­dante to many gen­er­a­tions of play­ers and their families.

“He was one of the out­stand­ing Zam­bian foot­ball per­son­al­i­ties that flew the Zam­bian flag at glob­al foot­ball events.

“We all have to learn from his exam­ple of excel­lence and cel­e­brate his lega­cy by breed­ing more hard- work­ing foot­ball Zam­bian administrators.”

Nige­ri­a’s 1–1 draw at home to Ghana saw the guests qual­i­fy for the World Cup on down goals after a 0–0 draw in the first leg.

Ugly scenes fol­lowed after the final blow as the Nige­ria sup­port­ers came along to squall the pitch and break down up their own ground.

The home fans con­flict­ed with police, who fired tear gas in an attempt to remove them, and tore down dugouts as their fury was con­duct­ed into vio­lent acts in the stadium.

Ghana fans were lat­ter­ly moved onto the pitch after a num­ber of them were report­ed­ly attacked in the tribunes.

And the vis­it­ing play­ers were forced to run for cov­er after being dashed with bottles.

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