CAF gathering information on stampede at Cameroon-Comoros game
The Confederation of African Football is currently making moves towards obtaining information regarding the stampede during Cameroon’s AFCON game against Comoros.
The incident took place at Olembe Stadium in Yaounde on Monday. CAF is yet to provide information on how many people were involved or how many severely they were hurt.
The general secretary of the Confederation of African Football Veron Mosengo-Omba was sent to visit injured fans as the organisation attempts to gather more information on what occurred.
The Associated Press reported multiple people had died.
A CAF statement read: “CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022.
“The federation 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.
“Tonight, the president of the Confederation of African Football Dr Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaounde.”
Cameroon advanced to the quarter-finals by defeating 10-man Comoros 2-1.