ALGIERS- Algeria’s national football team will play the ACFON 2021 first-round matches in Cameroon, at Japoma Stadium in Douala, in the presence of nearly 30,000 spectators, revealed the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Algerian Greens will compete in the 33rd AFCON first round in Group E, which includes Sierra Leone, Aq Guinea and the two-time winners Ivory Coast.
Algeria which aims to defend its title, will play on January 11, facing Sierra Leone at 2:00 pm Algeria time, at Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon, before playing against Guinea on January 16 and finally Ivory Coast on January 21.
The Confederation of African Football said, in an official statement, that it had decided, after consulting with the organizers, to reduce the mass attendance of the AFCON finals, which will be launched in Cameroon, to stem the spread of COVID19.
The CAF confirmed that it was decided that the spectators’ attendance would be 80% of the stadium’s capacity in the matches of the host country and 60% for the rest of the tournament matches, especially the Algerian national team matches.
“After several consultations with the Cameroonian government, the Confederation of African Football and the Local Organizing Committee agreed to set a rate for public attendance in the stadiums of the Africa Cup of Nations, ranging between 80 and 60 per cent of the stadiums’ capacity, 80% of the stadium’s capacity will be applied in the matches of the host country only”, the CAF asserted.
The African Cup of Nations will start with a confrontation between the hosts Cameroon and Burkina Faso (Group A) at the Olembé Stadium in Yaoundé, which can host 60,000 fans.
The AFCON Organizing Committee revealed the prices of tickets on sale sites available in three categories, with prices ranging from 4 to 30 euros. For group matches, fans wishing to enter the stadiums can buy a ticket at 4 euros for the first category and between 7 and 12 euros for the second and third rounds. As for the final match, prices will range between 10 and 30 euros.