Dozens injured after stampede during Madagascar and Senegal Afcon qualifiersSeptember 9, 2018
The incident occured at the Stade de Mahamasina in the capital Antananarivo
One person was killed whiles over thirty others were injured in Madagascar during an African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier with Senegal on Sunday.
According to the French news channel, RFI, the incident occured at the Stade de Mahamasina in the capital Antananarivo before the game kicked off.
The incident is said to have happened due to a rush to enter the stadium for the game. It did not hamper the game going ahead.
As at half-time, the sides had each scored a goal. Senegal took the lead through a Moussa Konate screamer but the hosts have since equalized.
Yesterday, Ghana fell to a shock 1-0 defeat away to Kenya in their second Group F game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday.
The AFCON tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, from June to July 2019. As per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 will move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams