In view of the prevailing health issues currently holding the world by the jugular, only a maximum of 18,000 spectators will be allowed into the Stade Omnisports Roumdé Adjia, Garoua, venue of Super Eagles versus Pharaohs opener on January 11 Sportinglife.ng can reveal.
Stade Roumdé Adjia is a multi-purpose stadium in Garoua, Cameroon. It is currently used mostly for football matches. It serves as a home ground for continental campaigners Cotonsport Garoua. The 30,000 capacity stadium was built in 1978 and underwent renovation in 2018 by Portuguese group Mota-Engil.
Following extensive consultation with Cameroon government in the light of the health
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risis and the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Local Organising Committee agreed to cap the capacity of the stadiums for the Nations cup between 60% and 80%.
The 80% capacity will apply only during host nation, Cameroon, matches while the rest of the matches will be capped at 60% capacity.
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The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations will kick-off at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde January 9 with Hosts, Cameroon taking on Burkina Faso.
Earlier in December, CAF and the Cameroon government agreed on strict health protocols that will be followed including the fact that only vaccinated supporters will be allowed inside the match venues. All the parties are still fully committed to the implementation of the agreement including other sanitary protocols that have been adopted.