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Player death: Algerian club faces more sanctions

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 26, 2014 at 8:40 am •  Published: August 26, 2014
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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian football club has been banned from using its home stadium and could be thrown out of national and international competitions after one of its players was hit and killed by an object thrown by fans.

The Confederation of African Football on Tuesday backed a decision by Algerian authorities to stop JS Kabylie from playing at November 1 Stadium in the northern city of Tizi Ouzou, where Kabylie striker Albert Ebosse, a Cameroonian, was fatally hit at a game on Saturday.

CAF, the Algeria Football Federation and the Algerian professional league said it was only the first sanction for Kabylie and more would follow.

CAF agreed with the Algerian bodies' statements that Kabylie, which finished runner-up in the top league last season, could also be thrown out of national competitions as well as the African Champions League, which is run by CAF.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter called for "exemplary punishments."

"It is intolerable that a spectator caused the death of a player," Blatter said in a statement.

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