2021 AFCON: Six Fans Dead After Scuffle In Cameroon-Comoros Match

About Six fans have reportedly died following crowd trouble as people tried to access the Paul Biya Olembe stadium for the AFCON match between hosts Cameroon and Comoros.

CAF, in a statement, has said that they are “aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium.”

“CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired. We are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee,” reads a statement from CAF.

“Tonight, the CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé.”

But Associated Press (AP), quoting Governor of Central Region of Cameroon, confirmed that there would be more casualties.

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Reports in Cameroon say that several persons fell down and others were stamped on in a melee as they tried to enter the stadium.

Many injured persons were rushed to nearby hospital Messassi.

About 50,000 fans tried to access a 60,000 seater Olembe Stadium which it was earlier said that it should not go beyond 80%.

The Indomitable Lions managed to overcome a depleted Comoros side to set up a quarterfinal tie with Gambia next Saturday.



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