Should Nigeria reach the finale of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Super Eagles would play in the beautiful Olembe stadium which reportedly cost $290,000,000 million USD (about N119,407,500,000 billion naira).
The draws of the delayed 2021 AFCON holds today in Yaounde and the Olembe stadium has been the centre of attraction since it will host both the tournament’s opening match on January 9 and Final Match on February 6.
Already, Cameroon has successfully hosted the African Nations Championship (CHAN), a competition for footballers playing in their homelands, early this year, and is now ready to host the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Originally chosen as 2019 hosts, Cameroon, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP), fell behind with preparations and Egypt had to step in at the last minute and stage the event. Given a second chance, Cameroon has twice had to change the dates for the 2021 version that will now be held a year later. Initial plans for the Olembe Stadium included a swimming pool, a gymnasium and a tennis court, but only the stadium seems set to be completed.
Cameroon will feature in the opening match against opponents who will be known after the draw in Yaounde today. The Olembe Stadium in the Cameroonian capital offers 60,000 seats and an already green pitch