African Football: A Chronology Of Tragedies On And Off The Field Of Play

Proficient football as a cutthroat game has had its out of line portion of misfortunes throughout the long term. Aside from misfortunes on the field of play, observers have not been saved too.

Africa’s most obscure day in soccer, maybe stays the plane accident of April 27, 1993, when 18 individuals from the Zambian public group and 12 specialized and team individuals died when their plane dove into the ocean off the bank of Gabon.

Misfortune cuts across landmasses, and that reality was affirmed during an Association match between Kaizer Bosses and Orlando Privateer. A rush at Ellis Park arena in Johannesburg brought about the passings of 43 individuals, the most exceedingly terrible debacle in South Africa’s wearing history.

Africa again saw one more brandishing misfortune when a nearby Association match among Lupopo and TP Mazembe on the 30th of April 2001, prompted the passing of 14 individuals during a rush following group inconvenience at a significant association match at city of Lubumbashi in the Popularity based Republic of Congo. The Nigerian brandishing family saw one of the most ridiculously terrible football misfortunes on the 23rd of December 2008, when nine female beginner footballers and two mentors were scorched to death in a car accident on their way from Jos, Level state.

The tears of distress had scarcely evaporated, when 15 individuals from a beginner group, F.C Jimeta from Adamawa state, Nigeria, passed on in another car collision on the 26th of January 2009.

Twelve of the dead were players, while the excess three were coaches.

Extreme intensity and congestion brought about the passing of 4 football fans at a Ghanaian Association match between Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oaks in Kumasi on Sunday eighth February, 2009.

On the 21st of February 2009, 13 Football allies of Nigeria Head Association side Sea Young men F.C of Yenegoa were killed by people thought to be cultist, en route to going to a chief association match including their group and Bayelsa Joined at the Ughelli Municipality Arena in Delta State, Nigeria.

Misfortune struck at the Stade Felix Houphout-Boigny arena in Abidjan, when Cote d’ivoire played host to Malawi, as 22 football fans were killed when a wall fell as they attempted to acquire section into the generally stuck stuffed arena, during a 2010 World Cup Qualifier.

Footballers are not likewise saved of these misfortunes, which as a rule happen either on or off the field of play.

The following is a rundown of African footballers who have passed on the field of play.

Samuel Okwaraji(Nigeria)- passed on from coronary failure on August 12, 1989
Amir Angwe(Nigeria)- passed on from coronary failure on October 29, 1995
George Iginewari(Nigeria)- passed on from gunfire twisted in 1995
Tunde Charity(Nigeria)- passed on from head injury in 1997
Emmanuel Nwanegbo(Nigeria)- passed on from cardiovascular breakdown on August 30, 1997
Shamo Quaye(Ghana)- kicked the bucket while preparing with group on November 30, 1997
John Ikoroma(Nigeria)- passed on from coronary failure on February 2000
Charles Esheko(Nigeria)- passed on from heart failure on July 14, 2001
Marc-Vivien Fo(Cameroon)- passed on from cardiovascular failure on June 26, 2003
Sam Okoye(Nigeria)- kicked the bucket after a short disease on August 2005
Chaswe Nsofwa(Zambia)- passed on from cardiovascular breakdown on August 29, 2007
Fellow Tchingoma(Congo DR)- passed on from heart related disease on February 9, 2009
George Katete(Congo DR)- passed on from respiratory failure on Spring fifth 2009
Orobosa Adun(Nigeria)- drooped and passed on May 26, 2009
Perseverance Idahor(Nigeria)- passed on from assault on Walk 13, 2010