FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was extremely saddened to learn on Saturday of a stadium stampede at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya that left seven football fans dead and others injured at a league fixture.

"I wish to express extreme sorrow and extend our condolences to the Kenyan football community and, most importantly, to family, friends and loved ones following these tragic deaths," said the FIFA President.

"I have learned that an investigation is already underway. Everything possible must be done to understand the cause of this terrible incident in order to prevent such  a tragic happening at this stadium again."