Nigeria vs Ghana: Confusion as CAF doctor collapses, dies after fans invade MKO Abiola Stadium.

Nigeria vs Ghana: Confusion as CAF doctor collapses, dies after fans invade MKO Abiola Stadium.

Turmoil has besieged the death of Confederation of Africa Football’s doping doctor, Dr. Joseph Kabungo.


Kabungo, a Zambian medical practitioner, was said to have died promptly after Ghana halted Nigeria from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday.



There are allegations that Kabungo died as an effect of the stampede and panic that happened at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja before the commencement of the match.


Nevertheless, another summary accused fans’ incursion of the pitch after the match for the doctor’s death.



It was also noted that the doctor underwent a cardiac arrest.


Neither administrators of the Nigeria Football Federation nor CAF have substantiated the doctor’s demise.



This is as actions to reach  the officials proved abortive as of the time of filing this report.


British-Nigerian journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana, tweeted that the doctor’s death was ascertained after he was whisked to the hospital.


It was known that Kabungo’s family, the Zambia FA and the Government of Zambia had been notified.


Osasu tweeted, “Sad news: I understand that an official for the

@NGSuperEagles vs @GhanaBlackstars

match (not a referee or assistant referee) died in #Abuja today.


A Ghanaian sports journalist, Collins Poku, who was also at the outlet of the match, contended that the doctor was whipped to death.


While replying to Osasu’s tweet, he posted, “They beat him, he fell and they throded on him. He lost consciousness and was rushed to an ambulance closer to Ghana dressing for CPR. The entire Ghanaian contingent watched on as resuscitation attempts were made with an oxygen mask. He was taken to hospital later and now this. Sad.”


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