JUST IN: CAF official dies after Abuja stadium stampede

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Joseph Kabungo, a medical doctor from Zambia, has died in Abuja after the Nigeria, Ghana 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff game.

Kabungo was the Confederation of African Football (CAF) doping control officer for the Super Eagles and Black Stars game at the MKO Abiola stadium on Tuesday.

He died after violence erupted at the end of the match in Abuja.

A witness said that he lost consciousness after he was beaten and stepped upon as fans tried to get out of the stadium owing to the stampede.

“When the fans rushed on to the pitch of play and started destroying things and beating people up, we had to rush into the tunnel to save ourselves,” the witness said

“Dr Kabungo was beaten and stepped upon by the crowd and was unconscious.

“An ambulance had to be called so as to rush him to the hospital after they tried to resuscitate him without success.

“We never knew that he will not make it. Until we were told he died.”

Matimba Nkonje, a Zambia journalist with SuperSport also confirmed the death of Kabungo on his Twitter handle.

The Augustine Eguavoen team could only get a 1-1 draw in front of the home crowd at the end of 90 minutes of play.

Ghana qualified for the showpiece in Qatar on the away goal rule.

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