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Afcon 2023: Calls for calm in Guinea after six fans die amid Afcon celebrations

The Guinean football league (Feguifoot) and previous star Pascal Feindouno have called for quiet after allies died back home commending the nation's most memorable success at the continuous Africa Cup of Countries.

Guinea beat The Gambia 1-0 in their subsequent gathering game in Ivory Coast on Friday night, igniting boundless festivals across the West African country.

Six individuals kicked the bucket after the group lighted their Countries Cup crusade, Feguifoot has told the BBC, after fans took to the streets of the Guinean capital Conakry to celebrate in vehicles and on bikes.

"What is significant is that our fans and general society celebrate in an exceptionally estimated design," Feguifoot media supervisor Amadou Makadji told BBC Game Africa.

"They must be exceptionally mindful so as to not endanger themselves, in light of the fact that the objective of football is to give pleasure and not leave families deprived. We don't believe passings should grieve, so we approach everybody to commend however to deal with themselves so that nothing happens to them.

"The people of Guinea are extremely passionate about football and have an experience of football that is unlike anything else in the world."

Fans spilled onto the roads not long after the last whistle blew in the Ivorian capital Yamoussoukro where Guinea's success, which followed Monday's initial 1-1 draw with Cameroon was just their third in their last 15 Countries Cup matches tracing all the way back to 2012.

Aguibou Camara scored the victor late on to move Guinea up to second in Gathering C with four places, two behind reigning champs Senegal yet three in front of third-put Cameroon, who are five-time victors, while the Gambians are silly.

Three individuals kicked the bucket when two vehicles crashed at fast while a few dozen others were harmed in street mishaps, a police source let Agence France Presse know who added that many fans cruised all over on vehicle hats as the capital's streets topped off in festival.

Pascal Feindouno, one of the headliners in the Guinea sides that arrived at three straight quarter-finals somewhere in the range of 2004 and 2008, likewise asked the nation's fans to be quiet.

"I have a message to ship off Guinean people," the 42-year-old, who played at four Countries Cups, told the BBC in Yamoussoukro, where the group are based.

"Have confidence that we will accomplish something at the Countries Cup yet we have picked up something that will undermine us. We realized there were passings after the triumph against The Gambia - we believe that this should stop since we are here to shield the shades of the country.

"Everything is working out positively for us right now so support the nation yet never really kill one another or oneself. Thank you for your calm.

The team is well-supported in the host nation because many fans traveled 1,000 miles from Conakry and elsewhere by road, and Guinea is one of the countries that borders Ivory Coast.

On Tuesday, the 1976 Nations Cup other participants - offering to come out on top for their most memorable championship at the fourteenth endeavor - face Senegal in one more West African derby for best position in the gathering and the opportunity to remain in Yamoussoukro for the subsequent round.

The Nations Cup will conclude on February 11 with the final in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.


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