Six Guinea Fans Die Celebrating AFCON Victory

Six Guinea Fans Die Celebrating AFCON Victory

Tragic Celebration

Six fans from Guinea tragically lost their lives while celebrating their country’s first victory at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Celebratory Event Turns Deadly

The incident occurred during a celebratory event on the streets of Conakry, the capital of Guinea. Fans were driving cars and riding motorcycles to show their joy.

Guinea’s Victory

Guinea emerged victorious with a 1-0 win over The Gambia in their second group game in Ivory Coast. This led to widespread celebrations throughout the country.

A Plea for Safety

The Guinean Football Federation urged fans to celebrate responsibly and avoid putting themselves in danger. They emphasized that the goal of football is to bring joy, not tragedy.

A Passionate Football Nation

Guinea is known for its passionate football fans who experience the game like no one else in the world. The country’s love for football runs deep.

Nigeria’s AFCON 2023 Soldiers

Words of Caution

Pascal Feindouno, a former star player for Guinea, also urged fans to remain calm and avoid any actions that could harm themselves or others. He emphasized the importance of supporting the country without causing harm.

The Tournament

The Africa Cup of Nations started on January 13, 2024, and will conclude with the final match in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on February 11.

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