Zambian FA confirms tragic death of FIFA doctor Joseph Kabungo at World Cup clash
The Zambian FA have released a statement to confirm that FIFA doctor Joseph Kabungo passed away on Tuesday night at the Abuja National Stadium in Nigeria
“The Football Association of Zambia joins the rest of the football family in mourning the late Dr Joseph Kabungo. Dr Kabungo, a CAF/FIFA medical officer was on duty in Abuja for the second leg, the final qualifying match between Nigeria and Ghana that ended 1-1.”
Dr Kabungo was acting as a doping officer for the World Cup qualifier match and was a familiar face in the Zambia footballing setup. He was present at several previous tournaments and also was due to be a part of the medical team in Qatar for the World Cup itself.
ZAF President Andrew Kamanga said: “We take note that it is too early to dwell into the nitty-gritty of the cause of his death but will wait for the full report from CAF and FIFA on what exactly transpired. He was a dedicated and widely loved member of our football community and his impact was vast, having also been part of the 2012 Africa Cup-winning team.
His death is a huge loss as Dr Kabungo was a friend and confidant to many generations of players and their families. He was one of the outstanding Zambian football personalities that flew the Zambian flag at global football events.
Source: UK mirrow