Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly listening to a briefing regarding latest preparations and developments- press photo
CAIRO – 31 May 2019: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, accompanied by chairman of the Arab Contractors company Mohsen Salah, arrived at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday to check on the latest developments and upgrade in anticipation for the incoming 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The Cairo International Stadium was opened in 1960, renovated in 2005 and again this year ahead of the finals. It is the largest stadium in the capital with a seated capacity of 75,000.
It is located in Nasr City in Giza and it has hosted the 1986 and 2006 Afcon finals and was also used during the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
This venue is set to host six Group A matches, a Round of 16 match, a quarter-final, a semi-final and the tournament final.
By hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt is reviving its relations with African countries since Egypt was also granted the chairmanship of the African Union in 2019.
Earlier this month, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that Egypt has been granted the hosting rights of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after winning the majority of votes.
Egypt previously hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, and claimed seven AFCON victories.