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July 18, 2017

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Senegal football club suspended after stadium tragedy

Senegal football club suspended after stadium tragedy

DAKAR, Senegal: Senegal’s US Ouakam team was suspended from the country’s football federation on Monday after accusations its supporters threw projectiles at rival fans triggering a stampede that left eight dead.

Multiple witnesses told AFP that Ouakam fans threw stones and other objects at Stade de Mbour supporters when Mbour scored a goal to take a 2-1 lead in extra time during Senegal’s League Cup final on Saturday.

“Union Sportive de Ouakam are temporarily suspended,” the Senegalese Football Federation announced in a statement, given “the loss of lives and serious injuries” at the Demba Diop stadium.The federation’s discipline committee would meet soon to decide on sanctions against Ouakam, it said.

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