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Africa Cup of Nations: The Confederation of African Football accepts to host Africa Cup of Nations final in Olembé stadium

The final of the ongoing African Cup of nations in Cameroon (January 9 to February 6) will be held at the Olembé Stadium in Yaounde after the African Union lifted its suspension from the stadium, where eight people died in the stampede on January 24.

As the report highlighted the recommendations and interventions to ensure that a tragedy of this nature should never be repeated, the CAF organizing committee has unanimously agreed to lift the suspension imposed on Olembé Stadium.

“After the Local Organizing Committee and the government of Cameroon significantly increased security and resources at the Olembé Stadium, CAG is confident that the safety and security of spectators and visitors will be guaranteed”the statement said.

The Confederation of African Football made the move after receiving a report into the deadly stampede last Monday at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde during the last-16 game between tournament host Cameroon and Comoros.

Olembé Stadium will host the upcoming Cameroon-Egypt semi-final, with the other match of the same round taking place at Yaounde Stadium on February 2 between Senegal and Burkina Faso.

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