Dr Joseph Kabungo has been laid to rest after a short memorial ceremony at the Leopards Hill Memorial Park in Lusaka. The CAF Doping Officer passed away last week after a cardiac arrest at the end of Ghana’s game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Abuja.
His death came as a shock to CAF and the Zambian Football Federation after it was earlier reported he died due to the stampede that broke out at the Moshood Abiola stadium.
In the midst of family, friends and sympathizers, the Zambian medical practitioner was given his final respects with Vice President of the Football Federation, Justin Mumba, hailing him for his role during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“On our part, we repeatedly nominated him for the CAF/FIFA medical committee roles. He was particularly handy during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak where he helped FAZ implement the medical protocols set out by FIFA/CAF,” Mumba said.
“He was also our natural choice for CAF/FIFA matches as the designated Covid-19 and doping officer. In this area he has left a huge void that will be hard to fill.”
He added. “While many remember him for the Covid-19 and doping roles he regularly played, he also helped in the preparations of medical requirements for junior teams.”
Dr Joseph Kabungo’s body arrives in Zambia
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Body of late CAF Doping Officer, Dr Joseph Kabungo, who died after Nigeria’s World Cup play-off against Ghana in Abuja has been returned to his family in Zambia.
Dr Kabungo died moments after the game at the Moshood Abiola stadium following a cardiac arrest. In a video posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, the family, members of the Zambian Football Federation were at the airport to receive his body.
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