Thirty-days before AFCON, Cairo Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is getting ready to the event. SEE explores the details.
The stadium is set to host the first round of group (A), which includes Egypt, Zimbabwe, Congo, and Uganda.
History of Cairo Stadium
The International Stadium, with its official capacity of 73,200, was opened in 1960.
The remarkable stadium, which is located about 10 kilometers from Cairo International Airport, and Downtown Cairo, has glorious football moments, including Egypt’s qualification for the 1990 World Cup after Hossam Hassan scored a decisive goal against Algeria.
In addition, it witnessed memorable moments such as AFCON 2016, in which pharaohs managed to scoop the trophy after beating Ivory Coast 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout. It also hosted famous derby matches between Ahly and Zamalek.
How to get to the stadium
It is located in the Nasr City suburb, so the easiest way to get to the stadium is to take a taxi, or you can take any bus heading to Nasr city. You can also take the underground from downtown Cairo.
It worth mentioning that, Egypt will host the African Cup of Nation from 21 June to 19 July. The hosts will play the opening match against Zimbabwe on 21 June.