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Al Ismailya Stadium ready to host AFCON

Tuesday 18/June/2019 - 12:13 PM
Sports Minister inspects
Sports Minister inspects Al Ismailys Stadium
Translated by: Mohamed Emad

Al Ismailya stadium is ready to host the most awaited tournament in the dark content the 2019 African Cup of National، Youth and Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi said on Tuesday.

The Ismailia Stadium has a total capacity of 18،525 after the remodelation in 2019.

It is used by Ismaily SC، and was one of six stadiums used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations، held in Egypt.

Noteworthy، Egypt won the right to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad signed the contract with EFA President Hany Abu Rida، as the championship scheduled runs from June 21 to July 19.

Sixteen members of the CAF executive office voted for Egypt، while South Africa received a shy vote.

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