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Albert Ebosse killed: Camaroon soccer player struck by rock, dies from injuries

Albert Ebosse has died after being struck with an object on the field during an Algerian League soccer game between JS Kabylie and USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou. The 24-year-old soccer player was struck in the head with an object tossed from the stands at the end of the game on Saturday.

Albert Ebosse from Cameroon has died. Image: A Cameroon soccer fan wears the Cameroon flag as he visits Ipanema beach while waiting for the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

According to a BBC report, the projectile that struck and killed Albert Ebosse may have been a stone from construction at the 1st November 1954 stadium. Fans were allegedly throwing loose stones at the stadium, which was undergoing maintenance at the time of the incident.

Fellow teammates from JS Kabylie have generously agreed to donate to donate one month's salary each to Albert Ebosse's family, reported ESPN. In addition, the Algerian Football Federation has decided to provide the fallen soccer player's family with a sum of $100,000, an amount that reflects his earnings had he been able to complete the terms of his contract.

The Algerian Football Federation has also suspended games until further notice, according to BBC.

The following statement about the death of Albert Dominique Ebossé Bodjongo Dika appeared on the official website of USM Alger.

Ce qui n'était que rumeur vient hélas de se confirmer. L'attaquant camerounais de la JS Kabylie vient de perdre la vie après avoir reçu sur la tête un projectile lancé des tribunes. La terrible nouvelle qui endeuille le football national et camerounais est tombé tel un couperet quelques heures après la rencontre JSK-USMA qui s'est jouée, aujourd'hui, à Tizi Ouzou.

En cette pénible circonstance, et ses membres présentent leurs plus sincères condoléances à la famille du défunt et à la JS Kabylie.

Que Albert Ebossé repose en paix !

The following English translation was obtained via Google Translate.

What was that rumor comes alas proportions. Cameroon striker JS Kabylie has lost his life after he received a shot to the head launched the stands. The terrible news that saddens and Cameroon national soccer fell like a bombshell just hours after the meeting JSK-USMA which was played today in Tizi Ouzou.

In these painful circumstances, and its members send their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and JS Kabylie.

That Albert Ebossé rest in peace!

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