ALGIERS: Algeria have suspended all football this weekend in memory of Albert Ebosse, the striker Killed on Saturday after being struck by an object thrown from the crowd during a League 1 match in the North African country.
The Algerian Football Federation said in a statement it was considering several punitive measures including expelling Ebosse’s club JS Kabylie from all competitions. It did not specify a time period.
The Cameroon forward was struck on the head by an object allegedly thrown from a section of his club’s own fans as the players left the field at the end of a 2-1 defeat to USM Algerin Tizi Ouzou, a match in which he had scored his side’s goal.
JS Kabylie confirmed in a statement posted on the club’s website that he had passed away in hospital later on Saturday, though they did not give the exact cause of death.
The 24-year-old Ebosse was the leading scorer in the Algerian league in the 2013-14 seasons with 17 goals having played the previous season in Malaysia.