Monday, 22 December 2014

Nations Cup 2015: Equatorial Guinea preparations underway

Caf took the finals away from Morocco, who had demanded a delay due to their fears over Ebola.

The stadiums in Malabo and Bata were both used as venues when Equatorial Guinea co-hosted the 2012 Nations Cup with Gabon.

However work needs to be done on the grounds in both Ebebeyin and Mongomo.

“The turf for Mongomo and Ebebeyin stadiums is going to be brought by plane from Europe,” one of the supervisors told the BBC.

Work also needs to be done on the stadium structure and other facilities, but all those involved in the preparations are confident the work will be completed in time.

“Time is a big challenge but the good thing is that it's not new for us to work against time,” said Francisca Obiang Jimenez, the president of the Office of National Projects, who was there supervising the works.

The new highway built to connect Bata and Mongomo.

“We have built almost an entire city, Sipopo, in about two years and we've also built a highway.

“Everybody was expecting that that would finish four years from now but we finished it on time, so I don't think there will be much problem with the stadiums.”

The new highway means you can travel from Bata, on the coast, to Mongomo, located near the eastern border with Gabon, in around two hours. Read More....

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