The football stars of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are going to dole out their knockout-round bonuses as a donation to the victims of the stampede which happened at the Olembe Stadium. The disaster which claimed eight lives and leftover 50 injured happened just before Cameroon played their Round-16 game against Comoros.
The game they won which offered them a spot in the last eight where they kicked out the Gambia offered each player $85,000 but they have now decided to donate the cash to the victims of the sad incident. The team’s spokesperson, Serge Leopold Guiffo, ascertained that the stars have notified FA President Samuel Eto’o of their resolution.
“The Indomitable Lions asked the FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o that their bonus of 50,000,000 CFA ($85,585.63 USD) for their qualification to the last 16 at the AFCON be given to the victims of the stampede that took place at Olembe on the 24 January,
“The request was made after their quarterfinal match against The Gambia in Douala (on Saturday 29 January) and of course, Eto’o agreed, it’s up to the players what they do with their money.”
Cameroon will be facing Salah-inspired Pharaohs of Egypt for a place in the finals tonight.