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.’’