30 March 2022 – SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan has joined the football world in mourning the untimely passing away of Zambia CAF/FIFA medical officer Dr Joseph Kabungo who was the doping officer in Tuesday’s FIFA World Cup match between Nigeria and Ghana in Abuja.
Dr Kabungo apparently collapsed at the
match venue and was rushed to hospital where he was certified dead despite
efforts to resuscitate him.
Dr Jordaan said he had worked and
interacted with Dr Kabungo on numerous occasions especially during CAF duties
and came across as a caring and professional individual.
‘’This is a sad day for Africa and world
football. We have lost an individual who had dedicated his life to the sport of
football. He died while on duty and to his family and friends, we join you in
mourning this African giant,’’ said Dr Jordaan.
‘’I was with him in Cameroon recently
during the AFCON tournament and we spoke a lot, as we would always do. I am
gutted at the news and may his soul rest in peace.’’