Alexandria Stadium development works to end on May 15



Thu, 28 Mar 2019 - 04:54 GMT


Thu, 28 Mar 2019 - 04:54 GMT

Alexandria stadium -FILE

Alexandria stadium -FILE

CAIRO - 28 March 2019: Amer Hussein, head of Group B in the 2019 African Cup of Nations which will take place in Alexandria, revealed that Alexandria Stadium will be ready for the CAF inspections on May 15.

"Construction works and preparations at Alexandria Stadium and the training grounds are underway," Hussein told

Hussein also revealed the work being done which included expanding and developing the stadium's entrances and locker rooms and providing a snow bath for the recovery of the players as well as a Jacuzzi as per the CAF's demand.

The draw is supposed to be held on April 12 in Cairo and the presidents of many African Football Federations will attend the draw.

Since 1996, a total of 16 teams have been allowed to participate at the tournament but for the first time in history, 24 nations will compete to win the title in 2019.

Egypt won the rights to host the tournament after being selected over South Africa.

The 2019 African Cup of Nations was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. However, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the tournament for serious delays in preparations.

Egypt is the most successful nation in the history of the competition as Egypt has won a record of seven titles including three in a row between 2006 and 2010.



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