The Confederation of African Football CAF have lifted the suspension imposed on the Olembe Stadium following its suspension due to ...
The Confederation of African Football CAF have lifted the suspension imposed on the Olembe Stadium following its suspension due to security breach which occurred during one of the matches.
The decision was taken after the President of the apex continental ruling football body Dr. Motsepe conveyed a session where they reviewed the report presented to her by the CAF AFCON Organising Committee which was compiled by the CAF Safety Safety and Security Department together with COCAN relating to the circumstances in regard to the tragedy that occured at the Olembe Stadium.
A statement issued by the Communications Department of CAF reads
Having noted the recommendations and undertakings from Government in regard to additional security provisions over and above those which were already successfully implemented at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium during the Morocco and Malawi match and at the Japoma Stadium during the Gambia and Cameroon match, the CAF Organising Committee unanimously agreed to lift the suspension imposed on the Olembé, Stadium and allow one of the Total Energies AFCON Cup of Nations Semi-Finals as well as the Final Match to take place at the Olembé Stadium.
The report highlighted the extensive onsite meetings and discussions which were held with senior representatives of the police, the gendarmerie, the military, together with high-ranking Cameroonian Government, Defence, and Police Ministers inclusive of the Governor of Yaoundé and other stakeholders
In conclusion, CAF, the Local Organising Committee and the Government of Cameroon having significantly increased security and resources at the Olembé Stadium, are confident that the safety and security of spectators and visitors will be assured.