The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a statement on the stamped that left at least six people dead and dozens hurt in a crush outside Olembe stadium in Yaounde.
The stampede happened as fans were struggling to access the stadium as Cameroon beat Comoros 2-1 in the round of 16 at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.
“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..,” read part of the statement.
“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 Paul Biya stadium has a capacity of 60,000 but only 80% are allowed to enter in games involving hosts Cameroon while 60% are allowed to watch other teams.