Africa is slowly claiming its rightful place in the World of football. This is happening because of great facilities coming up across the continent. Africa Cup of Nations and CHAN tournaments continue to help more countries develop sports infrastructure. Morocco constructed great venues to host 2017 Nations Cup. Cameroon will do the same to host AFCON 2019. Today, let us look at 7 stadiums in Africa classier than Stamford Bridge.
7. Peter Mokaba Stadium- $150 Million
Peter Mokaba Stadium
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) November 30, 2016
Peter Mokaba Stadium is the home of Black Leopards FC. The 41,733-seater is located in Polokwane area in South Africa. It was one of the venues constructed specifically for the 2010 World Cup.
6. Estádio 11 de Novembro- $227 Million
Africa largest multi purpose stadium Estádio Nacional 11 de Novembro where @FCPlatinum will play their CAF Champions league game the game will be broadcasted live on Clubs Desportivo de Agosto facebook page and online tv pic.twitter.com/IakeJcXoip
— #SportsFanatic⚽🎾⛳🏀 (@taytbells) February 11, 2018
Estádio 11 de Novembro is the pride of Angola. It was constructed specifically to host the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. It is located in the capital Luanda and the seating capacity is 50,000. The government used $227 Million to construct the magnificent venue. The name is derived from the day the country gained independence.
5. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – $270 Million
— Ross Harries (@rossharries1) August 25, 2017
The name is derived from the country first black president the famous Nelson Mandela. It is located at Port Elizabeth. The 48,459-seater venue swallowed $270 Million. It is also one of the stadiums used during the 2010 World Cup.
4.Abuja Stadium- $360 Million
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) December 28, 2017
Abuja Stadium is the biggest venue in Nigeria. It was constructed in the year 2003 to host All African games. The 60,491 multi-purpose Complex used $360 Million to complete. As the name suggests, it is located in the country capital Abuja. However, neglect has turned it into a jungle. A big shame to the Nigerian government.