Cape Verde: National Stadium to be ready in 2010

8 November 2007

Praia, Cape Verde, 8 Nov – The new National Stadium of Cape Verde with a capacity for 20,000 people will be ready in 2010, the secretary of state for Youth and Sports, Américo Nascimento said Tuesday.

The guarantee was given at the end of a meeting between the minister and the country’s sports federations to summarize the main activities of the sports organisations and the General-Directorate for Sport.

According to Nascimento, the stadium will be located in the Monte Vaca area, on the outskirts of Praia, and will have an athletics track.

The governor said that a team of technicians from China, which will fund construction of the stadium, was already in Cape Verde working with government officials to finalize details, and work is due to begin in the first half of 2008. (macauhub)