The president of the Senegalese league, Saer Seck, has expressed his condolences to the households of the victims of Saturday’s Stade Demba Diop disaster and has defended the job of the security forces in the tragedy.
8 individuals ended up confirmed useless and a even more 49 wounded soon after a wall collapsed pursuing a combat in between rival admirers all through the Senegalese League Cup ultimate in between US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour in Dakar.
Law enforcement made use of tear fuel to disperse admirers, prompting stress and, as supporters attempted to flee, a wall collapsed below force.
“On the security aspect, we took all precautions,” claimed LSFP President Seck, in offers shared greatly in the regional media, “to begin with in separating the two teams of supporters to neutralise them.
“We employed agents of the security forces in their figures, and now there ended up fights and a collapse.”
The disaster is the hottest in a prolonged string of stadium tragedies in African football. The Ellis Park Stadium disaster and the Accra Sports activities Stadium disaster expense 170 admirers their lives in two incidents in the room of two months in 2001.
22 supporters died and over 100 ended up wounded at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in the Ivory Coastline in March 2009 forward of a Planet Cup qualifier.
“[It’s] a terrific disappointment for all of Senegalese football,” Seck extra. “I existing my condolences to the households of all of the victims that we ended up unable to revive.
“This is not my conception of football.”