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'CAF Doctor Died Of Cardiac Arrest, Not Stampede'

'CAF Doctor Died Of Cardiac Arrest, Not Stampede'

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has dismissed reports that a Confederation of African Football (CAF) doping control officer who passed away on Tuesday night was beaten by fans until he lost his consciousness.

The Zambian doctor, Joseph Kabungo, was working as a medical officer at the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff between Nigeria and Ghana when he died shortly after the game at the MKO Abiola Stadium.

NFF said Kabungo died of a cardiac arrest. In a statement, NFF said the deceased was found near the dressing room of the Ghanaian team. General Secretary Mohamed Sanusi was quoted as saying:

We are terribly shocked at this sad development. The NFF commiserates with world football body FIFA, the Confederation of African Football, the Football Association of Zambia and the family of Dr Kabungo on his sudden passing. His death pains us very much and we are in a state of deep shock.

However, it is important to state the facts as they are. According to the information from our own medical officer, Dr Onimisi Ozi Salami who was appointed by FIFA as medical officer for the game, Dr Kabungo was found gasping for breath near the dressing room of the Ghanaian team.

I was notified and ordered that he should be rushed to the hospital. He didn’t make it. He died just as they got to the hospital.

I was heading to the dressing room of the Nigerian team when the General Coordinator, Kabore Hubert Bosilong from South Africa called my attention. Dr Kabungo suddenly started gasping for breath.

The FIFA Security Officer for the match, Mr Dixon Adol Okello from Uganda also witnessed the incident.

We tried to resuscitate him there and then, but when this did not appear to be working, we put him in an ambulance and rushed him to Cedar Crest Hospital in Apo, where he gave up the ghost.

It is a very sad incident and one is shocked that some persons have been putting a terrible slant to the whole thing by saying he was beaten up by fans. That is a lie. He died as a result of sudden cardiac arrest.

More: Goal.com

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14 Comments

police 3 months ago

Gvnment is doing a massive transfer of police who served 5years in a station e transferred its one of the strategy used by Zanu pf to reduce votting from Police camps ,ccc had won resulndingly on most urban camps for axample muchikurubi,manyame air base,hre central police camp ,

Harare have 50 000 police officers statistucally 42 000 ppl voted for an opposition inshort police yose ndeye opposition,Right transfering means a police will not be able to vote from the area they have registered,we are saying aBindura policemen is now working in mazoe ,when they are in Mazoe they will be assighned to be a plolling agent or an ellection observer automatically they wont have time to vote to their area they have registered A lot of families are going to be inconvinienced.I smell a rat,The Junta might have been shocked with the by-election outcome.I was fortunate not to have served for the Government under this New Dispensation.


Tom 1 week ago

Touche. Great arguments. Keep up the amazing spirit.
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Cable Guy 3 months ago

Rip


REALITYKING 3 months ago

""""From the commentary section,you can tell that there's serious need of Jobs..most young people are now dwelling on this site talking gibberish trying to get rid of boredom I can tell some of you here are now tired of watching repetitions in ZBC programs so u opt to push time in Pindula app...._THIS IS SO SAD IT BREAKS MY HEART.


@LargeAcademic 3 months ago

It was because of ritual killings with the aide of the ccc


kezi 3 months ago

covering up nxaaaa africans so


mthwakazi republic president 3 months ago

i have come down a little bit with the tribe ****.Dacool offered me ass to keep my mouth shut so 🤐🤐🤐🤐


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@YoungAcademic 3 months ago

@og Y A
thats how we do roll.we are pindula. many have gone down to alias snatchings so relax u wont be the last victim here and definitely not the first


@YoungAcademic 3 months ago

@SmallAcademic GUYS YOU JUST COPYING MY CHART NAME WHATS WITH THAT ?


@SmallAcademic 3 months ago

THIS IS JUST A COVER UP ,THE NIGERIANS SHOULD BE BANNED FROM FOOTBALL BY FIFA ,THEY LAKE DISPLINE


Babalao 3 months ago

Nigerians juju killed him.


@YoungAcademic 3 months ago

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE,DEATH IS IS UNPREDICTABLE.


Never 3 months ago

Shame RIP sir.


👽 3 months ago

rather pass condolences to the family,this sir wont hear your RIP


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