The president of the Senegalese league, Saer Seck, has expressed his condolences to the people of the victims of Saturday’s Stade Demba Diop catastrophe and has defended the job of the security forces in the tragedy.

8 folks had been confirmed dead and a more 49 hurt after a wall collapsed adhering to a combat among rival supporters in the course of the Senegalese League Cup closing among US Ouakam and Stade de Mbour in Dakar.

Law enforcement utilized tear gasoline to disperse supporters, prompting panic and, as supporters attempted to flee, a wall collapsed beneath stress.

“On the security aspect, we took all precautions,” said LSFP President Seck, in estimates shared widely in the community media, “initially in separating the two groups of supporters to neutralise them.

“We hired agents of the security forces in their figures, and now there had been fights and a collapse.”

The catastrophe is the newest in a lengthy string of stadium tragedies in African soccer. The Ellis Park Stadium catastrophe and the Accra Athletics Stadium catastrophe price one hundred seventy supporters their life in two incidents in the space of two months in 2001.

22 supporters died and above one hundred had been hurt at the Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny in the Ivory Coastline in March 2009 forward of a Globe Cup qualifier.

“[It’s] a excellent unhappiness for all of Senegalese soccer,” Seck added. “I existing my condolences to the people of all of the victims that we had been not able to revive.

“This is not my conception of soccer.”

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