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CAF decides to move three games from Olympic Stadium to Ahmedou Ahidjo Stadium due to stampede incident in African Nations


Cairo: the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to transfer three games from the Olympic Stadium, which witnessed the stampede of the fans, before the match between Cameroon and Comoros in the round of 16 of the African Nations Cup, at the Ahmedou Ahidjo stadium. The CAF stated in a statement on its official website today Wednesday that its president, Patrice Motsebe, held a meeting with the organizing committee of the current edition of the African Nations Championship in Cameroon due to the accident in an Olympic stadium, which killed eight spectators and injured numerous other spectators. He added that the disciplinary commission of the CAF decided that the next game, which was to take place in an Olympic stadium, would not take place until the CAF and the local organizing committee received the full report from the commission of inquiry, explaining the circumstances and events that led to the injury and death of the spectators. He explained: “The Organizing Committee of the Nations Cup also requires assurances and guarantees that adequate and sufficient interventions and measures will be implemented to ensure that such an incident does not occur. in an Olympic stadium during the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon 2021 “. The statement adds that the matches that it was decided to transfer to the” Ahmadu Ahidjo “stadium are, in order, the 47th match of the quarter-finals. in scheduled for the 30th of this month, the 48th match which will be played on the same day, and the 49th semi-final on February 2nd next February. (Dpa)


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