Africa Cup of Nations:
People assist victims of a stampede outside a stadium hosting an African Cup of Nations soccer game in Yaounde, Cameroon (AP Photo)

At least six people were killed in a stampede outside the stadium in an Africa Cup of Nations football game in Cameroon.


Iran PressAfrica: At least six people are reported to have died following a stampede before the Africa Cup of Nations game between tournament hosts Cameroon and Comoros.

The incident, which is also said to have left 40 injured, occurred before Monday’s round-of-16 tie in the Olembe area of the capital Yaounde.

Reports say fans were involved in a crush as they attempted to make their way into the Paul Biya Stadium, a 60,000 capacity arena named after Cameroon’s president.

A statement from the Confederation of African Football read: “CAF is aware of the incident that took place at Olembe Stadium during the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixture between hosts Cameroon and Comoros tonight, 24 January 2022.


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