The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon has pledged to donate the bonuses from the knockout-round in support of victims of the Olembe Stadium stampede.
A stampede which broke out in the round of 16 match between the Lions of Cameroon and Comoros which ended 2-1 resulted in the death of eight fans and injured 38
Each player is to receive $85,000 (£63,000) for reaching the knockout rounds of the tournament which they have decided to donate it to the victims of the stampede.
Spokesman of the team, Serge Leopold Guiffo, disclosed that the players have informed Cameroon FA President Samuel Eto’o of their decision.
“The Indomitable Lions asked the FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o that their bonus of 50,000,000 CFA [$85,585.63 USD, £63,653.93 GBP] for their qualification to the last 16 at the AFCON be given to the victims of the stampede that took place at Olembe on the 24 January.
“The request was made after their quarterfinal match against The Gambia in Douala [on Saturday 29 January] and of course Eto’o agreed, it’s up to the players what they do with their money,” he told ESPN.