CAF lifts ban on Olembe Stadium

The Confederation of Africa Football () has lifted the suspension on the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, .

The Olembe Stadium was banned after a stampede that saw about eight people dead during the game between Cameroon and the Cmoros Islands at the round of 16 stages.

A statement CAF said, “having noted the recommendations and undertakings from Government in regard to additional security provisions over and above those which were already successfully implemented at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium during the and match and at the Japoma Stadium during the and Cameroon match, the CAF Organising Committee unanimously agreed to lift the suspension imposed on the Olembé, Stadium”.

At least eight people were killed and 38 injured in a crash outside the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon.

This was a result of chaotic scenes outside the ground as thousands of fans struggled to get access to the stadium.

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