AFCON 2021: Olembe Will Not Host The Quarter Final Match On Sunday-Patrice Motsepe - MySoccer24
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AFCON 2021: Olembe Will Not Host The Quarter Final Match On Sunday-Patrice Motsepe

CAF President Patrice Motsepe says the quarter finals match to take place at the Olembe Sports Complex will be shifted to the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium following the tragic incident.

The Olembe Sports Complex has been excluded from hosting the quarter finals stage of the ongoing AFCON. 

This comes after a tragic incident that took place during the round of 16 clash between Cameroon and Comoros at the 60000 capacity seater stadium in Yaounde.

According to reports, a stampeded took place outside the stadium as fans struggle to get into the stadium,  and this led to the passing of seven lives, and several others injured.

 

This caused an emergency press conference called by CAF boss,  Patrice Motsepe on Tuesday afternoon as he calls for a temporal suspension of the Olembe Sport Complex.

“I went to the Olembe stadium this morning to see exactly what happened and I have been given lots of feedback and the first thing that i’m going to ask the local organizing committee is that the next match that was suppose to take place at the Olembe stadium,  should not take place” Motsepe said during the press conference

“we are out to find out who was supposed to do what and did not do his responsibilities. We want the report by Friday,  but the game that is scheduled at the Olembe stadium on Sunday is not going to take place.  It is going to take place at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium and there will be other changes that would be made.

The CAF boss also revealed that there will be an emergency meeting with the local organizing committee on Wednesday to discuss on urgent emergency steps to prevent such incidents in future.

The effect of Olembe not hosting its quarter final game means match 47 which is to pit winner of Morocco vs Malawi against winner of Ivory Coast and Egypt will now take place at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium,  while match number 48 pitting Senegal vs Cape Verde and Mali vs Equatorial will now take place at the Limbe Omnisports Stadium.

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