Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. comThe stampede comes as a heavy blow for the tournament, which had grown in excitement on the pitch in recent days thanks to some match upsets but which was under scrutiny for a lack of readiness beforehand. COVID-19 and insecurity caused by a separatist insurgency also complicated preparations. Work on the 60, 000-seat Olembe Stadium continued right up to the start of Africa's top soccer tournament, prompting the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the continent's soccer governing body, to hold an emergency meeting to discuss cancelling the competition altogether. KBN2JZ0TJ"CAF is currently investigating the situation and trying to get more details on what transpired.
Stadium stampede kills eight in Africa Cup of Nations soccer matchRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. comSoccer fans crushed at entrance to new stadiumWitnesses tell of panic as people rushed inFootball body opens investigationYAOUNDE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least eight people died and 38 were injured in a stampede when fans stormed a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations soccer match in Cameroon's capital on Monday, the government said. Images shared on social media, which Reuters could not immediately authenticate, showed a panicked crowd trying to squeeze through a narrow entrance gate at the newly built Olembe stadium in Yaounde that was hosting a round of 16 game between Cameroon and Comoros. One video showed dozens of fans scrambling over the stadium fence as a police officer walked by.
Cameroon replace Conceicao with Song on orders of country's presidentMarch 1, 2022 12:20 12:53 min Cameroon replace Conceicao with Song on orders of country's president Cameroon have sacked Toni Conceicao and appointed Rigobert Song as their new head coach. The change of manager was made on the orders of the country's president, Paul Biya, on the back of last month's Africa Cup of Nations disappointment. The Indomitable Lions had been targeting continental glory on home soil, only to suffer a penalty shoot-out defeat to Egypt in the semi-finals en route to finishing third.
"The Cameroonian Football Federation is invited to take the necessary measures for a rapid and harmonious implementation of these very high directives. "Song had spells with Liverpool and West Ham during his playing career and helped Cameroon to two Africa Cup of Nations crowns. The 45-year-old has more recently spent time coaching Cameroon's Under-23s side and had a short stint as caretaker boss of the senior side in 2018. He will be assisted in the role by former Equatorial Guinea and Kenya boss Sebastien Migne.
After suffering a defeat by South Africa in their opening group game, Nigeria bounced back in style with victories over Burundi and Botswana. However, they’ve had to do without the services of star striker Asisat Oshoala, who was ruled out for the tournament after suffering an injury in the opening loss against Banyana Banyana. Nonetheless, Nigeria won their last two group games by a 6-0 aggregate scoreline, and Randy Waldrum appears to have discovered a winning formula as the Falcons look to add to their record 11 continental crowns. They will now progress to meet hosts Morocco in the semi-final.
We are in constant communication with Cameroon government and the Local Organising Committee, " it said in a statement. THE SHOCK, THE WEIGHTHigh school teacher Vanessa Tchouanzi had come to see the match on Monday night with her friend, Veronique, who was also a teacher. Tchouanzi was barely able to get her words out as she recounted her experience over the phone to Reuters. Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations - Round of 16 - Cameroon v Comoros - Stade d'Olembe, Yaounde, Cameroon - January 24, 2022 General view of Cameroon fans inside the stadium REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El GhanyAt the entrance to the stadium, crowds were still milling about just moments before the start of the game. Some were waiting to take COVID-19 tests.
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As Tchouanzi tried to enter the stadium, ticket collectors became overwhelmed by a rush of people trying to get into the ground before kick-off. "They shoved the gate and people started coming in in droves. The police were there, but the mass of people was stronger, " Tchouanzi said. Tchouanzi and Veronique were knocked to the ground. Squeezed by the rush, Tchouanzi lost consciousness before someone pulled her up and away from the crowd. A few minutes later, Tchouanzi found Veronique on the ground, unresponsive with a weak pulse. She was rushed to hospital but died soon after.
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Conceicao was appointed in 2019 and also guided Cameroon to the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs, with a two-legged tie against Algeria coming up later this month. However, the 60-year-old will not be in charge for that upcoming double-header, with the Cameroonian Football Federation confirming his departure on Monday. Cameroon announced shortly after that Song, the nation's most capped player with 137 appearances, will succeed Conceicao with immediate effect. A statement signed by Minister of Sports Narcisse Mouelle Kombi read: "On very high instructions from the President of the Republic, the coach of the men's national football team, Mr Antonio Conceicao, has been replaced by Rigobert Song.
Nigeria vs Cameroon full match video | Goal. com UgandaWatch the Women's Africa Cup of Nations highlights as Nigeria defeated Cameroon 1-0 in Thursday’s first Women’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final. Rasheedat Ajibade’s second-half strike guaranteed victory for the Super Falcons in the hotly contested encounter at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca. Rewatch the full match between Nigeria and Cameroon at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations on the link below.
These two giants had enjoyed tricky runs in the competition so far—both only managing to finish as runners-up in their group—and Cameroon have ultimately been made to regret their dropped points in the opening round as they fall by the wayside. Nigeria clinch the World Cup place that was at stake for these two—both of whom qualified for the last tournament in France in 2019—although it's not yet all over for Cameroon. Even though the Indomitable Lionesses are out of the running for the African title, they could still reach the 2023 global showpiece in Australia and New Zealand. They and the other defeated quarter-finalists will have the opportunity to remain in contention should they win Sunday’s repechage—against Botswana—where victory would see them take a place in the inter-continental playoffs.
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