General News of Monday, 24 January 2022
The continent’s football-governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF), is investigating the circumstances that led to a stampede outside the Paul Biya Stadium in Olembe on Monday ahead of hosts Cameroon’s 2-1 win over Comoros.
The incident has led to the loss of at least six lives, according to reports gathered, while many were injured.
“CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details in what transpired.”
It also said it is in constant touch with the Cameroonian government and the Local Organising Committee (NOC) to stay up to date with the situation.
Already, a delegation has been to the hospital to visit the injured.
Full statement: CAF Media Statement on Olembe Stadium Incident
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.
CAF 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 CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe sent the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the supporters in hospital in Yaoundé.