VIDEO: CAF chief orders temporary closure of Olembe Stadium

VIDEO: CAF chief orders temporary closure of Olembe Stadium

VIDEO: CAF chief orders temporary closure of Olembe Stadium
VIDEO: CAF chief orders temporary closure of Olembe Stadium

Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has requested that the next 2021 Africa Cup of Nations match, which was set to take place at the Olembe Stadium on Monday night, be shifted to a another location due to the stampede.

The encounter, which will be a quarter-final match between Ivory Coast or Egypt and Malawi or Morocco on Sunday, will be held at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, also in Yaounde, according to Motsepe.

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According to reports, the rush occurred before Cameroon’s 2-1 win over debutants Comoros in the final 16 of the African Champions League.

At least eight people have died and 38 injured.

Videos showed crowds of screaming football fans being crushed at the entry gates to the stadium named after long-serving President Paul Biya.

Biya has ordered an investigation into the crush and sent his “deepest condolences” to the victims’ families. CAF has also launched its own investigation.

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Officials said about 50,000 people tried to attend the match.

The stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but it was not meant to be more than 80% full for the game because of Covid restrictions.

Source: 3news.com

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