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Cameroon: Sports Minister impressed with work progress at Olembe Stadium

By Beng Emmanuel

Sports contributor Ginainforms

Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi says he is expecting more progress at the Olembe Sport Complex where the evolution of work is impressive. 

He has also called on more effort from construction company MAGIL  to help complete works before the next  inspection visit from the Confederation of African Football CAF. 

“Things are moving well despite the Coronavirus crisis. We are expecting more progress in the next weeks”-Narcisse Mouelle Kombi told press men in Yaoundé. 

The assessment was made Tuesday, May 12, during an inspection visit to the site. 

The 60,000 seater stadium will host fixtures of the 2021 African Cup of Nations and will be among the largest stadia on the continent. 

Franck Mathiere, MAGIL Construction director of international operations briefed the sports boss alongside the Canadian High Commissioner H.E Richard Bale and the Governor of the centre region Naseri Paul Bea about the rate of construction works.  

He revealed that construction works at the two annex play grounds stand at 98% complete while the main stadium where germinated grass has begun growing is more than 80% complete. The tribunes are also set and painted in national colours. 

Over 1000 employees need to respect their work schedule for the stadium to be completed within the giving time frame and delivered to Cameroon. 

It was revealed during the visit that more equipment and personnel will be made available once borders are reopened.

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