PM follows Cairo Stadium preparations to host 2019 African Cup of Nations



Fri, 17 May 2019 - 11:16 GMT


Fri, 17 May 2019 - 11:16 GMT

FILE: Cairo International Stadium

FILE: Cairo International Stadium

CAIRO – 17 May 2019: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli has followed the current preparations and development stages of the Cairo Stadium that will host this summer's 2019 African Cup of Nations.

This summer will see the first-ever 24-team Nations Cup. Egypt will kick off the tournament by playing Zimbabwe on 21 June, with the final scheduled on 19 July.

Egypt is seeking to win the prestigious title for the first time since 2010, the last of their record seven victories.

The Prime Minister took a tour at the stadium to follow up on the latest upgrades and developments, including new locker rooms, guest areas, new seats, electronic gates, internet network, lights and digital monitors.

The Supreme Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations has announced racing time to complete the development of stadiums ahead of the tournament scheduled to take place in Egypt between June 21 to July 19, 2019.

Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy said he was following up on preparations at the stadiums that will host the Africa Cup of Nations, namely the Cairo, Air Defense, Alexandria, Suez, and Ismailia stadiums.

Sobhy stressed that all development work will close during the month of May so that pilot operations can be conducted in the stadiums before the start of the tournament in June.

The Cairo Stadium’s official capacity is 73,200 and has 60 entry and exit gates.



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