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CAF mourns death of 15 football fans

12 May 2014, 12:35Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has expressed deep sorrows over the death of at least 15 fans killed in a stampede when attending a derby between Congo giants AS Vita Club and TP Mazembe in Kinshasa on Sunday.

In a statement, CAF president, Issa Hayatou said the African football fraternity was deeply saddened by the incident, while reiterating the determination of the governing body of African football to combat all forms of violence in the game.

"I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing of the untimely deaths of at least 15 people during the match of AS Vita and TP Mazembe.”

“Personally, and on behalf of the members of the African football community, I should be grateful if you could extend our deepest condolences to their families, friends and loved ones. Further, we wish those that have been reported injured and receiving medical assistance full recovery," Hayatou said.

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