24 year old Cameroonian striker Albert Ebossé Bodjongo (pictured above) was killed yesterday Aug. 23rd, after being struck in the head by an object thrown from the stands by an angry fan after his team lost 2-1 in a home defeat during an Algerian league game.
Albert and his team mates were leaving the field at the end of a match between his club JS Kabylie and USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou, when an angry fan threw what is believed to be a rock.
Albert, who had scored the sole JSK goal, died a few hours later in the hospital.
His club, JS Kabylie, published a statement yesterday on its website saying his death will be investigated.
‘The Ministry of Interior and Local Government, speaking through minister Tayeb Belaiz, has given an instruction to open an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Albert Ebosse.” The statement read
Kabylie captain Ali Rial told reporters that Albert died in his arms as he accompanied him to the hospital in the ambulance.
“I’m depressed, it’s real drama and I do not know if I’ll get over it. He died in my arms, I still cannot believe we have lost him forever. He was a good man, God rest his soul.”
So sad! May his soul rest in peace…amen.