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Themba Hadebe, Associated Press
Gabon's Pierre Eymerick Aubameyang, second from right, with teammates celebrates after scoring a winning goal for their African Cup of Nations Group C soccer match against Tunisia at the Stade de Franceville in Franceville, Gabon, Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012. Gabon beat Tunisia 1-0.

FRANCEVILLE, Gabon — The remaining teams at the African Cup of Nations were trying to focus on football after the sport was left reeling by mass deaths at a game in Egypt.

Gabon coach Gernot Rohr says it is "very sad, very bad" after at least 74 people were killed in violent clashes between rival supporters at a league match Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Didier Ovono says it is "not normal" that people should die in a stadium "while we are in the middle of playing in the most beautiful festival of African football."

Co-host Gabon plays Mali, Ghana plays Tunisia, Ivory Coast faces Equatorial Guinea and Zambia takes on Sudan in the African Cup quarterfinals this weekend, when a minute's silence will be held at all four games in honor of those who died in Egypt.