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Football: Body of slain player Albert Ebosse arrives home in Cameroon

Published on Aug 29, 2014 3:56 AM
JS Kabylie's Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse (centre) converts a penalty during his team's match with USM Alger in the city of Tizi-Ouzou, in the mainly Berber region of Kabylie east of the capital, on August 23, 2014. Ebosse died on August 23, after he was hit by a projectile thrown from the stands following his team's loss in the Algerian football championship. -- PHOTO: AFP

ALGIERS (AFP) - The body of slain Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse was repatriated on Thursday, accompanied by a delegation from his Algerian club.

Ebosse was killed by a missile thrown from the stands while he played for his Algerian club JS Kabylie last weekend.

A ceremony was organised at Algiers airport attended by Algerian Sports Minister Mohamed Tahmi, and friends and family of the player.

"Albert Ebosse was not only a player in our club, but also a dear son, adored and adopted by an entire region, an exemplary player on and off the pitch," said JS Kabylie president Mohamed Cherif Hanachi.

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