Stade du General Mathieu Kerekou incident 19/07/2023

Stampede during Benin-Senegal football match kills two

The incident happened during a weekend qualifier game between Benin and Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2024.

Benin vs Senegal 1-1: Witnesses tell of the stampede that left two dead

Another tragedy at Cotonou’s Stade Général Mathieu-Kérékou. At least two people were killed and several injured in a stampede during the Benin-Senegal 1-1 match on Saturday, which was part of Day 5 of the Ivory Coast 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Stampede During AFCON Qualifier Kills Two Civilians

According to local media, the tragedy occurred on Saturday just before an AFCON Qualifier match between the Cheetahs of Benin and the Teranga Lions of Senegal was set to begin at the Stade du General Mathieu Kerekou.

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