Cairo stadium is ready for AFCON opening

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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 01:54 GMT

Cairo Stadium - FILE

Cairo Stadium - FILE

CAIRO, 12 June 2019: Cairo Stadium is ready to host the matches after all preparations have been completed, and the final touches are being finalized and the work will be completed in full on Sunday, according to his officials' confirmation.

Also the preparations for the opening ceremony began on Wednesday and witnessed some Pharaonic and folkloric reviews.

Egypt will open the 2019 African Nations Championship against Zimbabwe on June 21 at the Cairo International Stadium.

In preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to start on June 21, Egypt inaugurated three new metro stations in Cairo to facilitate the traffic of movements to the civilians and the African fans.

The stations are the first inaugurated stops in the four stage of the third line expansion in Cairo metro, the statement added.

The new stations will help transport football fans from areas in Heliopolis, Alf Maskan, and Gisr al Suez to Cairo Stadium, which locates 500 meters away from The Stadium metro station in Nasr City.The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19.

The tournament takes place with the participation of 24 teams in six groups for the first time in the history of the African competition.

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