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Senegalese sports minister among injured in Africa Cup of Nations riot

Up to 30 people, including Senegalese Sports Minister El Hadji Malick Gakou, were injured after riots broke out during a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Dakar.

The second leg of the tie between Senegal and Ivory Coast had to be abandoned minutes from the end after crowd trouble erupted, which saw missiles thrown on the pitch and small fires started in the stands at Stade Leopold Senghor.

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karim1472d ago

Amazing how things like this are still happening in 2012, so much for security...

PaPa-Slam1470d ago

Sad really.

What even more sad that the Ministers injury is the fact that people are still rioting over a Sports game.

karim1470d ago

They're passionate, but they're the bad kind