Female football fan, 29, killed in horror crush outside ground as thousands try to watch Champions League quarter final
A FOOTBALL fan tragically died in a crush outside a football stadium in Morocco on Saturday.
The 29-year-old woman was killed when thousands of fans attempted to get into the Stade Mohammed V to watch the CAF Champions League quarter final match between Al-Raja and Al-Ahly.
An official statement from Al-Raja read: “Aziz El Badrawy, President of Al-Raja Club Athletic, in his name and on behalf of all members of the club, extends his deepest condolences to the family of the fan, Noura, who passed away before our team’s match against Al-Ahly.”
Another CAF Champions League quarter final was also marred by severe crowd trouble on Saturday.
The second half of ES Tunis vs JS Kabylie was delayed by 40 minutes as the home fans clashed with Tunisian security forces.
Some supporters also lit fireworks on the terraces which caused small fires in the stands.
The local fire services had to be called in order to control and extinguish the blazes.
A number of Algerian fans also claimed that they had been subjected to unjustified attacks by security forces.
The match between Al-Raja and Al-Ahly ended 0-0, but Al-Ahly progressed to the semi-finals following a 2-0 win on aggregate.
They will face ES Tunis, who won 2-1 on aggregate, in the next round.