The Africa Cup of Nations which finishes this weekend in Cameroon will remain forever scarred by the crush which killed eight people at the Olembe Stadium after a month in which the tournament’s organisers struggled from one problem to another.
The deadly crush outside a stadium at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon was caused by an access gate being closed for “inexplicable reasons”, according to Confederation of African Football president Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Cameroon’s progression to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations has been overshadowed by a pre-match stampede, reportedly claiming the lives of eight people with a further 50 injured.
Hosts Cameroon set up an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Gambia but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over a Comoros side who were forced to start an outfield player in goal and played most of Monday’s game with 10 men, catch up with all the highlights here.
Hosts Cameroon are through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations but only after labouring to a 2-1 win over a Comoros side who were forced to start an outfield player in goal and played most of the game with 10 men.
Catch up with highlights from the last round of group fixtures at the Afcon, where Ghana crashed out after their shock defeat to Comoros, while Morocco and Senegal finish at the top of their respective groups on Tuesday evening.
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