Stampede outside Olembe Stadium as Cameroon through to quarterfinals

Stampede outside Olembe Stadium as Cameroon through to quarterfinals

Hosts Cameroon progress at the African Cup of Nations was overshadowed by a stampede outside the stadium that reportedly killed at least six people during the host nation’s victory over Comoros on Monday.

Reporters says the crash happened as crowds struggled to get access to Olembe Stadium in the capital of Yaounde as Cameroon beat Comoros 2-1 to reach the quarterfinals.

Hosts Indomitable Lions will face The Gambia, who defeated Guinea to progress to the quarterfinals.

CAF statement reads: “CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired. We are in constant communication with the Cameroon government and the Local Organizing Committee.

“Tonight, the CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in the hospital in Yaoundé.”

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The West African Nation has caused a shock at the last-16 stage of the Africa Cup of Nations by stunning Guinea 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals. 

Making their debut in the tournament, were the lowest-ranked FIFA team competing, sitting down in 150th in the world.

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