Ghana Vs Nigeria: Soldiers 'flogged hell out of me' for filming Abuja Stadium stampede, journalist

"In my over 12 years in this profession, I have never been this humiliated," the Goal journalist recounted.
A photo of fans stuck at one of the entrances of the stadium
A photo of fans stuck at one of the entrances of the stadiumTwitter

Shina Oludare, a Chief Editor at a popular sports news outlet, Goal.com, has narrated how soldiers "flogged the hell out" of him for filming the stampede at the MKO Abiola Stadium on Tuesday.

There was a report of a stampede at the stadium as thousands of fans thronged the stadium to support Nigeria against Ghana in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off match.

According to Oludare, the soldiers maltreated him, broke his phone and denied him the opportunity to express himself despite identifying himself as a journalist with his accreditation tag hanging around his neck.

"While recording a stampede scene at the entrance of the M.K.O Stadium, d military (3 army & several policemen) attacked me, flogged d hell out of me & broke my phone despite identifying myself as a journalist with my accreditation hung around my neck. #NGAGHA

"I was not given a chance to express myself as slaps landed on my face. In my over 12 years in this profession, I have never been this humiliated.

"The zeal to work has disappeared and I don't know where to start. I just hope we don't record any casualties. Organisation zero, crowd control zero. Nigeria, we love disgracing ourselves," Oludare tweeted.

However, the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after playing a 1-1 draw against the Black Stars.

Ghana qualified on away goals after playing a goalless draw in the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Friday.

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