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Africa’s stadium boom can be used to build prosperity beyond sports

Africa’s stadium boom can be used to build prosperity beyond sports

AFRICA continues to strategically fortify its sports infrastructure, especially stadiums, not only to nurture its abundant talent but also to harness the lucrative economic potential of the sector. Morocco is currently on track with the development of a massive 115,000-seater stadium as it prepares to host the 2030 World Cup, jointly with Spain and Portugal. Last month, the country’s National Agency for Public Facilities (ANEP) unveiled a consortium led by Oualalou + Choi of Morocco and US multinational design company Populous as the selected design contractors of what will become the largest stadium in the world. That title is currently…
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Ivory Coast upgrades sports infrastructure ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

Ivory Coast upgrades sports infrastructure ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

IVORY Coast has built roads and constructed four new sports stadiums in preparation for hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, the soccer tournament which will kick off in January. The West African country is eager to develop football locally and demonstrate its ability to host an international sporting event. "Ivory Coast will become a hub in the sub-region. All countries in the sub-region which do not have approved stadiums will be welcome," said Idriss Diallo, president of the Ivorian Football Federation. He estimated the country had invested more than $1 billion in roads, stadiums, hospitals and other infrastructure relating to…
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