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2021 AFCON: Quarter-final game scheduled for Olembe Stadium moved after stampede

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Cup of Nations 2021 AFCON: Quarter-final game scheduled for Olembe Stadium moved after stampede
JAN 25, 2022 LISTEN

The quarter-final game(s) scheduled to take place at the Olembe Stadium on Sunday in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has been moved to the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium following the stampede that occurred during Monday night’s game between Cameroon and Comoros.

Eight persons have been confirmed dead while close to 40 people were injured after the crush outside the Stadium.

The crush happened as crowds struggled to get access to the Olembe Stadium in the Cameroonian capital of Yaounde for the game.

According to multiple reports, children were among those caught up in the crush, while others also said it happened when stadium stewards closed the gates and stopped allowing people in.

In a press conference held by Patrice Motsepe, who is the president of CAF asked that the game be moved to the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium while demanding a detailed report of what might have led to the happenings outside the stadium.

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Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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