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Essipong: The Decaying Sports Stadium

Essipong: The Decaying Sports Stadium

Ghana News, Sports
Ghana’s embattled Finance Minister during the presentation of the 2021 Budget Statement on the floor of Parliament, said there were ongoing renovation works on some stadia in Ghana; Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium, Accra; Cape Coast Sports Stadium; Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi; and Sekondi Sports Stadium, Essipong. After his pronouncement, many Ghanaians, especially those in the Western Region who knew the state of the stadium, didn’t take it lightly. One of them is the Member of Parliament for Essikado Ketan constituency, Joe Ghartey. “I write with regard to the above. The Finance Minister in the Budget Statement delivered on Wednesday, 17 November, 2021 stated that the rehabilitation works on the Essipong stadium is 90% completed. “My checks reveal otherwise. As Member...
Indonesia: At least 174 dead in football stadium crush

Indonesia: At least 174 dead in football stadium crush

International, Sports, World News
At least 174 people have died in a crush at an Indonesian football match that has become one of the world’s worst stadium disasters. About 180 were also hurt in aftermath of home team Arema FC’s loss to bitter rivals at the overcrowded stadium late on Saturday in Malang, East Java. The crush took place after police tear-gassed fans who invaded the pitch. As panic spread, thousands surged towards Kanjuruhan stadium’s exits, where many suffocated. Fifa, the world’s governing football body, states that no “crowd control gas” should be carried or used by stewards or police at matches. One eyewitness told the BBC that police had fired numerous tear gas rounds “continuously and fast” after the situation with fans became “tense”. Fifa President Gianni Infantino said it was...

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