Dr Joseph Kabungo who served as the Confederation of African Football (CAF’s) doping doctor in Abuja has been confirmed dead following the stampede which broke out after Nigeria lost to Ghana on Tuesday in a world cup qualifier.
Kabungo lost consciousness after he was stepped on as unhappy Nigerian fans tried to make their way out of the stadium.
It is not yet clear if there are other causalities from the stampede.
There was pandemonium on Tuesday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria was beaten to a place in Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup by Ghana after playing a 1-1. The Black Star of Ghana qualified on an away goal advantage.
After the game, Nigeria fans, who were angry the Super Eagles did not qualify, invaded the pitch, trying to attack the players and destroying any objects in sight.
Nigeria would most likely be sanctioned by world football governing body, FIFA, for the ugly scenes that followed the final whistle on Tuesday.