ALGIERS, Algeria – An Algerian football club has been banned from using its stadium pending investigations after one of its players was hit on the head and killed by an object thrown by fans.
The Confederation of African Football on Tuesday backed measures taken by Algerian authorities to stop JS Kabylie from playing at November 1 Stadium in the city of Tizi Ouzou, where Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse was fatally hit at a game on Saturday. CAF said it was only the first sanction and Kabylie faces more punishment.
CAF said the 24-year-old Ebosse suffered a head trauma and internal bleeding after being hit by a "sharp object." It appeared to be hurled by his team's supporters after a 2-1 loss.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said it was "intolerable that a spectator caused the death of a player."