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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.

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https://twitter.com/Vahooos/status/1038475755263389696

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 v #Algeria set to kick off after visitors protested about the overcrowding. #afcon2019Q #Africa and overcrowding 🤦🏿‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/QGRTneZdZX

— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) September 8, 2018

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:

https://youtu.be/p29dnBwJ3mQ