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Côte d’Ivoire : 60,000 Seater Pitch Instated ahead of 2023 AFCON

A 60,000-seater Olympic stadium located in Ebimpe, outside the peripheries of Abidjan has been inaugurated October 3, in view to the 2030 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, soccer.

The stadium that was built with assistance from China was inaugurated by outgoing President Alassane Ouattara. Chinese help in building the stadium portrays the cordial Sino-Ivorian Cooperation as the President holds.

According to africanews, the Ebimpe ring happens to be the largest ever in the country as it takes over the Houphouet-Boigny stadium situated at the heart of Abidjan. Therefore, the newly constructed stadium will host both the opening matches and the finals of the 2030 African Cup of Nations.

“The stadium and ancilliary facilities (swimming pool and Olympic city, hotel…) cost 218 million euros, according to Ivorian authorities, with counterpart funding from China, which has a strong economic presence in the West African country,” africanews reported.

It should be noted that, the construction of the field lasted four years under the supervision of the Beijing Construction Engineering Group, which is a Chinese company specialised in the constructions.

Also, the building of the facility to host the 2030 AFCON has as purpose to mature the Anyama area, on the Northern outskirts of the Ivorian economic capital, wherein, the first metro line is due to be built.

Côte d’Ivoire : 60,000 Seater Pitch Instated ahead of 2023 AFCON
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