17 August 2019 08:17 PM

PM inspects development work at Cairo stadium ahead of AFCON

Saturday، 18 May 2019 - 11:05 AM

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and Minister of Sports and Youth Ashraf Sobhi on Friday 17/05/2019 inspected development work at Cairo International Stadium, in preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which will start on 21 June and end on 19 July.

The premier toured a number of the stadium's buildings, including its main stand.

Madbouli said all roads surrounding the field have been renovated and a road linking El Fangari Street and Youssef Abbas Street in Cairo's Nasr City was established to ease traffic flow.

For his part, the sports minister said new spaces were allotted for reception and hospitality services at the stadium, adding that all requirements of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have been met.

Sobhi went on to say that development work at the pitch is under way to be ready for the start of the tournament.

The sports minister noted that numbered seats and a set of screens are being installed at the stadium.

At the end of his inspection tour, the prime minister stressed the necessity of finalizing all development work at Cairo stadium, while abiding by the highest standards of efficiency and the set timetable. 


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