The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has lost one of its dedicated officials soon after the Nigeria vs Ghana game on Tuesday night.
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Dr Joseph Kabungo lost his life in a stampede that took place after the FIFA World Cup playoff match as fans were making their way out of the match venue.
Kabungo was reportedly beaten and stepped on by a group of fans before losing his conscious and later his life.
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The Zambian-born medical practitioner was deployed as a CAF Doping Officer for the Nigeria and Ghana match.
Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) confirmed the tragic death of Kabungo on their social media platforms on Wednesday morning.
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“We take note that it is too early to dwell into the nitty-gritty of the cause of his death but will wait for the full report from CAF and FIFA on what exactly transpired,” said FAZ president Andrew Kamanga.
“He was a dedicated and widely loved member of our football community and his impact was vast, having also been part of the 2012 AFCON winning team.
“His death is a huge loss as Dr Kabungo was a friend and confidant to many generations of players and their families,” added Kamanga.
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