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Published On: Tue, Aug 26th, 2014

Player’s death halts Algeria league

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Albert EbosseAlgeria has suspended football indefinitely following the death of Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse, who was hit by a stone thrown by fans.

Ebosse, who was 24, was struck on the head when leaving the pitch after his side JS Kabylie’s home defeat by USM Alger in Tizi Ouzou on Saturday.

Algerian authorities had already ordered the indefinite closure of the 1st November 1954 stadium.

Algeria’s football federation said in a statement it had postponed the league “in protest at the irresponsible actions of certain fanatics and hooligans who resort to violence in the stadiums which has reached an unacceptable level”.

The governing body has also decided that US$100,000 will be given to Ebosse’s family, plus the amount he would have earned over the period of his contract. In addition, JS Kabylie’s players will each donate a month’s salary.

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