Soccer player killed: Algeria suspends weekend games after Albert Ebosse's death

Cameroonian soccer player Albert Ebosse was killed after angry fans pelted JS Kabylie players with rocks after losing a game in their hometown of Tizi Ouzou.

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Algeria's football federation has announced that league games scheduled for next weekend will be suspended until further notice to mourn a player who died after he was struck by an object thrown by fans on Saturday.

Angry fans pelted JS Kabylie players with rocks after losing a game in their hometown of Tizi Ouzou, killing star Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse.

The federation's decision taken late Sunday includes the payment of $100,000 to Ebosse's family. They will also receive his salary for the remainder of his contract.

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The federation statement said it is still considering stiffer penalties, including the exclusion of the club from further competition.

The organization running the league issued a statement Monday calling for greater efforts to combat the violence that has marred the sport in Algeria for years.

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