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CAF SET TO DISCUSS STADIUM SECURITY AFTER TRAGEDIES

The meeting of the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will “study the reasons behind the tragic incidents which took place in several African stadia over the last few months” and look at ways of preventing such disasters in the future, a statement from CAF in Cairo said.
The meeting follows stadium tragedies in Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ivory Coast and South Africa in the last five weeks, which have claimed almost 200 lives.
Sports ministers from West Africa met earlier this week to discuss measures aimed at avoiding a repetition of the stampede at the end of league match in Accra which killed 126.
On Thursday, FIFA said security at football stadiums would be high on the agenda at the world soccer body’s congress in Buenos Aires on July 6. “We have to take this opportunity to talk directly to all national associations and to reiterate the urgency for preventive measures regarding security,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter said earlier this week on a trip to Sri Lanka.
Reuters