Senegalese FA bans US Ouakam from all football activities

Senegalese FA bans US Ouakam from all football activities

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jul 19, 2017. 09:00

Information coming through from Senegal is that US Ouakam have been suspended by Senegal's Football Federation (FSF) following a stampede which resulted in the deaths of eight fans.

Media reports indicate that close to 100 other spectators sustained injuries as Ouakam fans clashed with opposing fans at the Stade de Mbour during Saturday's League Cup final.

In the wake of the developments, the FA has since issued a statement to temporarily suspend Ouakam from football related activities.

"US Ouakam are temporarily suspended," the FSF said in a statement.

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According to a report carried by AFP, multiple witnesses reported seeing Ouakam fans throw stones and other objects at the Mbour supporters.

The move came just after the visiting side grabbed a 2-1 lead in extra-time of the final where a wall at the Demba Diop stadium in the capital Dakar collapsed following the fighting between fans.

"My thoughts with those who lost loved ones or were injured during (the) tragic stampede at Demba Diop Stadium. Heartfelt condolences," tweeted FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, who is also Senegalese.

On Sunday, Senegal's government announced a formal inquiry into the disaster while suspending all sports and cultural events until political elections take place at the end of the month.




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