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2021 Africa Cup of Nations: CAF confirms Olembe Stadium stampede

Published on: 25 January 2022
2021 Africa Cup of Nations: CAF confirms Olembe Stadium stampede
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CAF has launched an investigation into Monday's stampede at the Olembe Stadium in Yaoundé which has left dozens of fans injured at least six are reported dead.

This happened after a crush occurred outside the stadium as hosts Cameroon played against Comoros in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 tie.

''Caf is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired,” a statement read.

''We are in constant communication with [the] Cameroon government and the local organising committee.

''Tonight the Caf president, Dr Patrice Motsepe, sent the General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba, to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé.''

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