4. Ghana Disaster
Cited as one of the worst soccer disasters to have occurred in the history of African soccer, the Ghana disaster in 2001 claimed the lives of more than 125 people. While the match ended peacefully, it was the tearing of the seats by the fans that angered the South African police who fired tear gas at the spectators. This led to confusion and people tried to get out of the way killing 125 people in the chaos.