Government of Cameroon confirms 8 deaths and dozens injured in Monday night stampede

At least eight fans died and 38 people were injured in a stampede at the Yaounde Olembe Stadium in Cameroon on Monday before the host nation’s round of 16 game in the Africa Cup of Nations against Comoros, the government said in a statement.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), the continent’s soccer government body, said in a statement that it was investigating.

“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 Organising Committee,” it said.

Following a low turnout in the first round games at brand new stadiums built for the continent’s premier men’s soccer tournament, Cameroon authorities have thrown open stadium gates, organised mass transport and given out free tickets to lure fans.

5 thoughts on “Government of Cameroon confirms 8 deaths and dozens injured in Monday night stampede”

  1. La caf doit prendre le mesure de security et cela ne veut pas dire que la caf doit interdir les supporters au stade.
    Nous devons avoir un grand changement de maturité dans la foot African.

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    1. La caf doit prendre le mesure de security et cela ne veut pas dire que la caf doit interdir les supporters au stade.
      Nous devons avoir un grand changement de maturité dans la foot African.

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