Stadiums hosting this month’s Africa Cup of Nations will have their attendance capacity capped at 80 per cent for the host nation Cameroon’s fixtures due to COVID 19, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday.
The tournament set to begin on January 9 will have other fixtures attendance in the competition at 60 per cent.
“After several consultations with the Cameroonian government … CAF and the local organising committee have agreed to cap stadium capacity between 60-80 per cent in the Africa Cup of Nations,” the governing body statement read.
The opening match will be on Sunday January 9, pitting Cameroon against Burkina Faso at the 60,000 seater Olembe stadium in Yaounde.
Strict health protocols have been put in place for the tournament. Fans will be required to be vaccinated and present a negative test before being granted entry into the stadium.
Algeria, Ivory Coast and Morocco have reported positive COVID -19 cases in their teams including Nigeria who will have to do without Napoli’s striker Victor Osimhen.