Stadia capacity

All Stadia at this month’s Afcon (Africa cup of Nations) in Cameroon will have their capacity capped at 80 per cent for the host’s matches.

This is due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The African Football Federation said on Tuesday.

Other fixtures in the competition will only be played in front of 60 percent capacity.

The competition starts on January 9 and ends on February 6, 2022.

Sunday’s opening match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso will be played at the 60,000-seater Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.

Statement

“After many consultations with the Cameroonian government and the local organising committee.

And in the light of the health crisis imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic; Afcon has agreed on an upper limit of between 60 per cent-80 percent for stadia capacity in the Africa Cup of Nations”.

Postponement 

Strict coronavirus regulations have already been put in place for the tournament.

The tournament was postponed last year due to the virus.

Vaccination 

Spectators must be vaccinated and present a negative test before being granted entry into matches.

Many sides have been impacted by COVID-19 infections. These sides include Nigeria. They will be without Napoli striker Victor Osimhen and Gambia.

These players have had to pull out of two pre-African Cup of Nations friendlies.


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