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Madagascar stadium stampede leaves 1 dead, 40 injured

One person has died and at least 40 have been injured in a stampede outside the Mahamasina Stadium, Antananarivo ahead of Madagascar's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal on Sunday.

According to RFI, supporters attempting to get into the stadium prompted a stampede outside the entrance, where spectators had been queuing since early morning for the 2.30pm (1230 GMT) kick-off.

"The supporters wanted to get in but the gate was closed because the stands were full," said police chief Herilalatiana...

Madagascar hold Senegal in AFCON qualifying thriller

Minnows Madagascar secured one of the results of the weekend by twice battling back to hold Senegal to a 2-2 draw in Antananarivo during Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The match was overshadowed by a crush outside the Mahamasina Stadium before kick-off, which has resulted in one death and 37 injured, according to RFI.

Madagascar, ranked 107th in the world, fell behind when Moussa Konate put the Teranga Lions into the lead with a fine individual goal just before the half-hour mark.


Madagascar's Carolus Andriamatsinoro confirms USM Alger exit

Madagascar international Carolus Andriamatsinoro has taken to social media to confirm his exit from Algerian heavyweights USM Alger, having come to the end of his contract.

The 27-year-old joined the Ligue Professionnelle 1 side after leaving Paradou AC in 2012, having previously featured for Academie Ny Antsika in his homeland.

The diminutive international attacker enjoyed great success with L'USMA, winning two Algerian titles, two Algerian Super Cups, one Algerian Cup and the Arabic championship...

Chan 2018 qualification: Madagascar & Mauritius advance

Madagascar and Mauritius moved closer to joining hosts Kenya in next year's African Nations Championship after downing Malawi and Seychelles respectively on Saturday to advance to the second round of qualification.

The two sides have reached the 12-team next stage as they look to represent Southern Africa at the tournament -- which is reserved for players plying their trade in Africa's domestic leagues.

Mauritius advanced 2-1 on aggregate after drawing 1-1 in Saturday's second leg in the Seychelles,...