The May 9 stadium occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2001.

The May 9 stadium occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2001.

12th Anniversary Of Accra Sports Stadium Disaster

Ghana is today remembering the worst stadium disaster is Africa which occurred at the Accra Sports Stadium in 2001. 

The lives of 126 football fans were lost during a league match between rivals Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

Kotoko fans threw plastic seats and bottles onto the pitch after Hearts struck late to beat them 2-1 in a Ghana Premier League game.

Police fired tear gas into the crowd which caused panic and resulted in a stampede in the Ade Coker stand which now christened May 9 stand.

The Ministry of Sports has lined up activities for fans and there will be a demonstration

On Wednesday, there was a minute of silence at all Ghana Premier League centres to pay respect to the fans and victims.

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