Tag: Africa Cup of Nations


CAF, AFC showpieces scintillating kickoff

Asian Cup & Africa Cup successfully opened

The grandest ever edition of Asia’s national team flagship got underway in a spectacular fashion on January 12th with a record number of spectators contributing to the electric atmosphere during the opening match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ between Qatar and... » Read more


China, Saudi Arabia ‘stadium diplomacy’

China’s and Saudi Arabia’s influence in African Stadiums

When the Africa Cup of Nations begins on January 13th, the opening match between Guinea Bissau (country in West Africa) and the hosts, Ivory Coast (country in West Africa), will be played at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan (City in Ivory Coast). The state-of-the-art venue is one of six... » Read more


Morocco lands 2025 AFCON extraordinaire

Morocco Africa Cup of Nations 2025 News

Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced. ‘BBC’ stated that a joint East African bid from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania has also won the rights to hold the 2027 tournament. The Africa Cup of Nations, sometimes referred to... » Read more


Cameroon stadium stampede claims 8, 50 hurt

People die in Cameroon during Africa Cup game

Eight people were killed and about 50 injured in a crush outside a Cameroonian football stadium on January 24th ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations match. The ‘NDTV’ stated that crowds attempted to enter through a Southern entrance at the 60,000-capacity Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in the capital... » Read more


Africa Cup of Nations at capped capacity

Africa Cup attendance between 60 and 80 percent

Following extensive consultations with the Cameroon Government in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic the Omicron variant of which is causing ravages the world over, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Local Organizing Committee have agreed to cap the capacity of the stadiums during... » Read more


Ivory Coast gets scintillating stadium

Ivory Coast Stade Olympique Ebimpé

Ahead of Ivory Coast staging the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in 2023, a new 60,000-seat stadium has opened on the outskirts of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The Stade Olympique Ebimpé, which has been built by Chinese firm Beijing Construction Engineering Group, hosted its first match... » Read more


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