2021 AFCON :People reportedly killed in a stempede during the game between Cameroon and Comoros.


Cameroon’s win over Comoros in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations has been overshadowed by reports of a deadly stampede which passed outside the colosseum the venue for hosting the last 16th game.

The Indomitable Lions progressed with a 2-1 win, but unfortunately, at least six people have lost their lives and dozens hurt due to the stampede, according to multiple reports.

The BBC reports that, videotape footage showed football fans were floundering to get access to the stadium in a neighbourhood of the capital Yaounde.

Governor of Cameroon’s central region, Naseri Paul Biya said there may be more casualties if measures are not putting in place, the AP News reported, while another report said a number of children who were involved had lost knowledge.

The multi-purpose colosseum has a huge capacity for spectators but due Covid restrictions most fans were denied entry.


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a statement said they’re “ probing the situation and trying to get further details on what occurred.”

“ We’re in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Original Organizing Committee.

“ Tonight, the CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe transferred the General Secretary, Veron Mosengo-Omba to visit the sympathizers in sanitarium in Yaoundé,”




Leave a Reply

Back to top button