A FIFA representative was killed in the Nigeria-Ghana match in the World Cup qualifiers


Today, the Zambian Football Association revealed the killing of a representative of FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), against the background of the events in the Nigeria-Ghana match, which brought them together yesterday, Tuesday, and ended with the Black Stars qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Zambian Federation announced, in a statement, the killing of Doctor Joseph Kabongo, who works in the International Federation and CAF, and was their representative in the Nigeria-Ghana match..

He added that the doctor died after severe injuries caused by the fans who stormed the stadium, before the police intervened and dispersed the crowd with tear gas..

For his part, Andrew Kamanga, president of the Zambian Football Association, said that they are waiting for the full report from the International Federation, as well as FIFA, to find out what happened before going into any other matters in this regard..

The Ghanaian national team qualified with this tie at the expense of Nigeria to the World Cup, for the fourth time in its history, after the years 2006, 2010, 2014.

The first leg of the playoff between Ghana and Nigeria ended in a goalless draw, while the two sides tied 1-1 in the second round, so that the Black Stars qualified for the World Cup in Qatar.


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