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Senegalese Club Punished Heavily Following the Tragic Stadium Stampede

Senegalese Premier League club US Ouakam, has been slapped with a seven-year ban for its part in the July stadium stampede that left at least a dozen dead.

The incident occurred on July 15, 2017, during a game between US Ouakam and Union Sportive Mbour.

The banning decision followed probing made by the league’s disciplinary committee, which in its verdict, found Ouakam responsible for the deaths of several Mbour supporters.

The body opted to relegate the club to the regional league and imposed a 10 million FCFA fine – a move slammed as a high-handed in some quarters.

Last month’s tragic incident –occurring on a Friday – consequently triggered the cancellation of the much-hyped wrestling combat between Modou Lo and Lac Guier 2 and plunged the West African nation into weeks of mourning.

In the latest development, Ouakam is considering contesting the decision in a court in Dakar.



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