Caf commiserate with Cameroon after 8 die during Afcon game

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The continent’s football governing body has confirmed that there were deaths recorded when the Indomitable Lions faced debutants Comoros in the round of 16 of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

Confederation of African Football has confirmed that they have received official reports confirming the deaths of people when Cameroon pipped Comoros 2-1 to make it to the quarterfinals of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday.

“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,” the statement said.

“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,” the statement added.

According to sources, among the eight confirmed dead include a local magistrate, six year old boy and a 14-year old boy.

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