Luanda, Angola, 31 May – Portuguese, Chinese and other companies are to build four soccer stadiums in the provinces of Luanda, Benguela, Huila and Cabinda to host the African Football Cup in 2010, in Angola, according to newspaper Angola Acontece.
The stadium to be built in Luanda will have a seated capacity of 60,000 people and is to be built by a consortium made up of Urbinvest, Arup Sports Architects and Mário Sua Kay Architect
In the provinces of Benguela and Huila two 35,000-capacity stadiums will be built.
Construction of the Benguela provincial stadium was handed over to China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation, while the Huila stadium will be built by a consortium made up of Arquidesign-Projectos e Empreendimentos, Cogedir-Gestão de Projectos, Somague, Engenharia Angola and Mota-Engil.
The Cabinda provincial stadium was handed over to the consortium made up of Coreangol-Engenharia e Construção and AA – Arquitects & Associates.
The secretary-general of the Angolan Football Federation, Augusto Silva “Alvarito” said he estimated that the stadium would be concluded in July or August 2009.