Cairo stadium to be equipped with cameras for AFCON 2019


Fri, 21 Jun 2019 - 12:51 GMT

Cairo stadium - file

Cairo stadium - file

CAIRO – 21 June 2019: The AFCON Organizing Committee has announced that the stadiums of the Cairo International Stadium will be equipped with cameras to monitor and contain any riots or frictions between fans.

Several ports have been set up for easy entry and exit through the screening points, Remittances and alternative traffic hubs in the stadium area when necessary.

The Cairo Stadium has also been set up to guide and inform the public about the places of entry, the waiting areas, access and exit routes to and from the area, as well as the existing security services, through which they can be guided.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday, June 21, as host Egypt will face Zimbabwe.

This year’s edition is considered the biggest Africa Cup of Nations ever with 24 teams.Egypt will stage the competition from June 21 until July 19.

The tournament was increased from 16 to 24 teams, in a similar format to Euro 2016, Egypt is hosting this tournament for a 5th time. The Pharaohs are the most successful team in the tournament's history, winning seven times.

Matches will be held at eight stadiums during the tournament, hosting in five different cities, namely Alexandria, Ismailia, Port Said, Suez and the capital Cairo.



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