Madagascar hit with stadium ban following stampede

Madagascar has been banned from using the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium after one person died following a crush at the Antananarivo venue last month.

The crush at the stadium occurred before the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Madagascar and Senegal on September 9.

At least 37 people were also said to be injured following the stampede at the venue, which has a capacity of 22,000.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), whose president, Ahmad, is Madagascan, has now banned the country from using the stadium for the next three months and/or three matches played by the national team.

The Madagascar Football Federation has also been fined $10,000 following last month’s stampede.

Madagascar has home matches against Equatorial Guinea and Sudan in the coming weeks and will now need to find a new venue for the fixtures.

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