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.