A fan climbs a tower at Independence Stadium to watch an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Gambia and Algeria
(Image: Twitter/Vahoos Gorkasovic)

VIDEO: Overcapacity at Independence Stadium for Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

No spare tickets in Bakau.



There were no spare tickets for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Gambia and Algeria, but that didn’t stop many more than the ground held finding a way in.

The Group D clash was played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau which, after being renovated in 2011, holds 30,000 people but there were crowds standing in front of already full stands.


Gambia-Algeria: Fans are literally sitting all around the pitch, yet the CAF match official said it's fine and the match should be played pic.twitter.com/hGdwfQx11Y

— Walid Ziani (@bylka613_) September 8, 2018

Algeria NT subs leaning back on an adboard as there's no room on the benches of Independence Stadium.Sensational. #AFCON2019q pic.twitter.com/zL287clsRj

— Lotfi Wada (@LotfiWada) September 8, 2018

Others could be seen climbing up structures attached to the buildings in an effort to get a view of the game on Saturday evening.

Comprehensive pre-match footage and coverage of the decisions that led to the match going ahead, below: