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Heartwarming Moment Cameroon Legend Visits Victims of Olembe Stadium Crush
- Cameroon legend and now president of FECAFOOT has visited victims of the Olembe Stadium crush
- The crush left eight people dead with 38 injured after a stampede outside the stadium during the game between Cameroon and Comoros
- Samuel Eto'o also provided financial support to the victims with some players donating their bonuses
Samuel Eto'o, president of the Cameroonian Football Federation, has visited victims of the Olembe Stadium crush at the hospital where they are receiving treatment.
Eight people died with 38 injured after a stampede just before Cameroon's clash against Comoros at the Africa Cup of Nations.
In photos posted on FECAFOOT's official Twitter page, Eto'o is seen comforting the victims as he made sure their medical fees were catered for.
"The President of the FECAFOOT, Samuel Eto'o, on Tuesday went to visit the survivors of the deadly crush that occurred at the Olembe stadium on January 24th. The opportunity for him to show them his compassion and that of the great family of Cameroonian football," wrote FECAFOOT.
Cameroon players donate bonus to victims of Olembe Stadium crash
Players of the indomitable lions of Cameroon have decided to donate the bonuses received after qualifying to the quarter-finals of the nations cup to victims of the Olembe stadium crush.
Several fans were affected with eight dying at a spot when a stampede occurred outside the stadium before the round of 16 game against Comoros.
"The Indomitable Lions asked the FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto'o that their bonus of 50,000,000 CFA [$85,585.63 USD, £63,653.93 GBP] for their qualification to the last 16 at the AFCON be given to the victims of the stampede that took place at Olembe on the 24 January," team spokesman Serge Leopold Guiffo told ESPN.
AFCON quarter-final games moved from Olembe Stadium
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Morocco's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final fixture against Egypt had to be moved to a different venue.
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The match was initially set to be played at the Olembe Stadium on Sunday, January 31.
However, the Confederation of African Football has announced the change in location for the last eight clash following the horror stampede that claimed at least eight lives at Olembe Stadium on Monday, January 24.