Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has instructed that an inquiry be carried out to determine the exact circumstances that led to a stampede outside the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.
He sent the Secretary-General at the Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh on a fact-finding mission to the Olembe Stadium.
During Cameroon’s round of 16 clash against Comoros Islands, a stampede occurred outside the stadium killing 8 people with close to 40 others injured.
The unfortunate incident led to the suspension of the stadium as the quarter-final match that was supposed to take place there was moved to the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.
After the incident, CAF president Patrice Motsepe ordered the Cameroon government to provide a report on the exact circumstances that led to the tragedy and majors to ensure the physical safety of fans and players.
The decision of CAF to relocate the quarter-final match has kept government officials holding secret meetings as there are fears the Olembe Stadium might not host the February 6 finals.
CAF is expected to take a final decision on the issue once they receive the report from the government of Cameroon.