Angola: English experts to provide support in laying turf at CAN2010 stadiums

9 March 2009

Luanda, Angola, 9 March – Chinese companies building the four stadiums that will host the Africa Cup of Nations 2010 in Angola are to be advised by English experts for laying the turf at the soccer venues.

Luanda, Cabinda, Lubango and Benguela are the Angolan cities that will host the continent’s biggest football event – CAN2010.

Work on the stadiums in the cities of Benguela and Lubango are the responsibility of the Sinohydro Corporation, the Luanda stadium is in the hands of the Shanghai Urban Construction Group Corporation and Cabinda stadium of Jiangsu International.

The national supervisor for the technical sports are of the Organising Committee of the African Championship (COCAN), Pedro Sousa, Saturday told Angolan news agency Angop that the experts, who would be recommended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), work for a company specialised in laying turf at sports venues.

Sousa also said that an agreement for that purpose had recently been signed by COCAN, the Ministry of Public Works and the Chinese contractors working on the four CAN2010 stadiums.

He also said that the experts would arrive in Angola within the next one or two weeks, with the aim of carrying out the last technical surveys and coordinate with the Chinese contractors the process of laying the turf without affecting construction work on the stadiums.(macauhub)

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