Albert Ebosse scored the lone goal for JS Kabylie in their 2-1 loss on Saturday against USM Algiers.
As Ebosse and his teammates left the field fans of the team hurled objects at the players including rocks. One of those rocks hit Ebosse in the head at the 1st November Stadium in Tizi Ouzou province.
“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,” Issa Hayatou said in a statement. “African football cannot be the breeding ground for hooliganism whatsoever. We expect exemplary sanctions to be taken against this grave act of violence. Violence has no place in African football in particular and sports in general. We remain resolute and state in the strongest terms our determination to eradicate all forms of violence and unsportsmanlike conduct in stadiums on the continent.”
The incident is being investigated and the stadium has been closed. Ebosse was the Algerian league’s leading scorer in 2013-14 with 17 goals in 31 games.