Sunday, October 14, 2012

African Nations Cup Qualifier match is abandoned due to riots

The Senegalese Football Federation has confirmed on their official website that their African Nations Cup qualifier with Ivory Coast to be abandoned due to rioting.

In the match Ivory Coast were leading 2-0 at the Stade Leopold Senghor and 6-2 on aggregate, and were very much in control of the match - when the match was stopped in the 72nd minute.

There were disturbances from the home fans in the stands, after former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba had scored his second goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 70th minutes and the match was abandoned 40 minutes later.

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