AFCON Update 1: Police tear gas onrush of fans

BATA, Equatorial Guinea — Police used tear gas to try and slow a crush of fans forcing their way into the Bata Stadium complex for Saturday’s opening match of the African Cup of Nations.

Police tried to check fans’ tickets one-by-one at the main gate to the complex ahead of Equatorial Guinea’s match against Libya. But several times the crowd proved too much and Israeli security advisers ordered the gates opened to allow scores of people through without being checked.

On at least one occasion, tear gas was used on the crowd.

The gate opens onto a road leading to the stadium. Fans will still need a ticket to get inside.

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6 Responses to "AFCON Update 1: Police tear gas onrush of fans"

  1. kenneth   February 2, 2012 at 16:18

    dats was a good idea to let fans to get n wtht tickets being checked.africans are low thinkers

  2. kelvin km   January 25, 2012 at 11:19

    good job watchdog bt dn’t jst be footballians only we also need basketball and the others

  3. rudemonk   January 22, 2012 at 09:39

    Africans as usual. Pathetic. I end here!

  4. Dien   January 21, 2012 at 21:29

    Apparently anything foreign iss intelligent.

  5. kapoko`s young brother   January 21, 2012 at 21:17

    intelligent israeli security,he thought it wise for people to go through without been checked than causing a stampede,had that been in zambia people dying was going to be infinite

  6. Sure   January 21, 2012 at 20:49

    Keep it up ba watchdog!