AFCON2021: CAF Organising Committee Readjust Schedules for Matches

A day after the President of the Confederation for African Football, CAF granted a press conference to shed light on the Olembe incident, CAF disciplinary board has made public its decisions.

One of the immediate impacts of the incident at the Olembé Stadium that resulted in the death of eight spectators and several others injured is the suspension of the next match scheduled at Olembe pending a detailed investigation into the incident.

The decision were taken during a meeting of the CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Organising Committee (“CAF AFCON Organising Committee”) hosted by the President of CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe.

Decisions of CAF Disciplinary Board

The next match that was scheduled for the Olembé Stadium will not take place until CAF and the Local Organising Committee have received the full report of the Investigation Committee (into the Olembé incident) indicating the circumstances and events that led to the injury and death of spectators at the Olembé Stadium.

The CAF AFCON Organising Committee also requires the assurance and guarantee that appropriate and adequate interventions and measures have been implemented to ensure that a similar incident will not occur at the Olembé Stadium during the TotalEnergies AFCON Cameroon 2021.

Matches Relocated to Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium

The CAF AFCON Organising Committee also decided that the following matches will be relocated to Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium:

Quarter Final Match No 47 scheduled to take place on 30 January 2022 involving Winner 43 vs Winner 42 at 16h00 local time

Quarter Final Match No 48 scheduled to take place on 30 January 2022 involving Winner 41 vs Winner 44 at 20h00 local time

Semi-Final Match No 49 scheduled to take place on 2 February 2022 involving Winner 45 vs Winner 48 at 20h00 local time




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