The 2021 African Cup of Nations is expected to be held in Cameroun after the country was stripped of hosting the 2019 tournament. This according to the regional body CAF was as a result of non-completion of facilities ahead of time.
The 60,000 capacity stadium is one of the stadiums that Cameroon is looking to showcase to the world during the tournament. The Minister made a working tour of the construction site accompanied by members of the construction company in charge of the construction Piccini which is an Italian company.
The work has been moving at a fast pace and the Minister was given a comprehensive tour of the stadium and shown the current level of construction attained. He also checked other facilities that are expected to be housed within the stadium.
After the inspection, the Minister Talba Malla informed the media that the purpose of the visit was to ascertain the level of work and to ensure that the contractors could meet the deadline. He expressed his satisfaction with the level of work done so far.
Talba also commended the stakeholders involved in ensuring that the project was a success and expressed his hope that the Stadium would be completed before the deadline.
Cameroun are the defending champions of the African Cup of Nations and have qualified for the tournament which is to hold in Egypt in June. The Indomitable Lions have won the AFCON tournament five times and are second only to Egypt who holds the record of most titles won.