Aug 25, 2014 07:02 PM EDT

Soccer Player Killed During Game By Fan Who Threw Rocks At Him After His Team Lost [VIDEO + REPORT]

A soccer player killed during a game left his teammates despondently crying and worried on Saturday evening, New York Daily news has learned.

According to eyewitness on the incident, the soccer player was killed during a game when an object from the crowd hit his head, causing fatal damage instantly.

The soccer player killed during a game was identified as Albert Ebosse, who is apparently one of the promising players of JS Kabylie.

The 24-year-old striker was pronounced dead minutes after the game when he was taken to a Tizi Ouzou hospital, situated at the east of the Algerian capital, Algers.

Earlier reports claimed that the soccer player was killed in a game when fans started to throw rocks towards the field when JS Kabylie lost to USM Alger in a 2-1 outcome.

At the end of the match, the Cameroonian, who was the only one who scored for his team, was struck by an object on his head, prompting his teammates to call for professional help.

The soccer player who got killed during a game was said to have "succumbed to a head injury," according to the official statement released by Ebosse's club.

The BBC reported that the opposing team described the incident as a "bombshell" and "terrible."

"African football cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism whatsoever," Isaa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, said in a statement. "We expect exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence."

"My thoughts go out to the family and friends of this young man who enjoyed his job peacefully and went further to pursue his passion for football abroad," Hayatou added.

The family and friends of the soccer player killed during a game are yet to comment on the tragic incident as of late.

Police investigation on Ebosse's death is expected to be opened soon.

Meanwhile, Ebosse is not the only soccer player who got killed or died during a game.

Sportsgrid revealed that at least 200 players have perished while playing professional and amateur soccer worldwide since the 19th century.

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