A Confederation of African Football (CAF) doctor, Joseph Kabungo, who was the doping doctor, attached to the Nigeria – Ghana World Cup match in Abuja has reportedly died after the riot that followed the match.
Kabungo, a Zambian medical practitioner, was said to have died shortly after the 1-1 drawn match which saw Nigeria eliminated from the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Various versions for the possible cause of the death have been flying. One report has it that the Zambian doctor died as a result of the stampede that preceded the match.
Another version claimed it was the aftermath of the fans’ pitch invasion.
Kabungo’s family, the Zambia FA and the Government of Zambia had reportedly been informed of the ugly incident.
His name is Dr Joseph Kabungo from Zambia. He was on duty as Doping officer. He collapsed suddenly and died. Cause of death not confirmed yet. His family, the Zambia FA and the government of Zambia have been duly informed.