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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