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CAF Doctor Dies In Nigeria-Ghana World Cup Playoff

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CAF Doctor Dies In Nigeria-Ghana World Cup Playoff

Confusion and uncertainties have trailed the death of Zambian doctor Joseph Kabungo following the Super Eagles’ draw against the Black Stars of Ghana at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

Mr Kabungo was on official duty in Nigeria on behalf of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Different circumstances surrounding his death have been reported. One report said he died during the stampede just before the game started.

Another report stated that he was brutally beaten by angry fans who invaded the pitch at the end of the game.

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It was also reported that the CAF doctor died of heart failure, collapsing close to the Ghanaian medical team’s facility and was given CPR by Ghanaian and Nigerian medics.

“Kabungo had a cardiac arrest when walking towards the team dressing rooms and collapsed on the floor,” said the report sent to CAF by the Game Control Department. “Both team doctors and other medical personnel administered CPR on him, but after a while, he was taken to hospital, and that’s when the terrible news was confirmed.”

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The Zambian FA has also released a statement urging calm and asking everyone to wait for the official reports from CAF and FIFA.

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