Chiazi stadium in Angola, built by China Jiangsu International inaugurated in Cabinda

31 December 2009

Cabinda, Angola, 31 Dec – Chiazi stadium in Cabinda, the last of the four stadiums to be used during the Africa Cup of Nations soccer championship hosted by Angola, was inaugurated Wednesday.

The stadium has a capacity of 20,000 people and was built over an 18-month period by China Jiangsu International and cost US$80 million.

Over the last few days the Angolan authorities have inaugurated, as well as in Cabinda, stadiums in Luanda, Lubango and Benguela all built by Chinese companies at a total cost of US$600 million.

The Africa Cup of Nations is due to take place between 10 and 31 January, 2010 and will involve the national teams of Angola, Mali, Malawi, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Egypt, Nigeria, Mozambique, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Zambia and Tunisia. (macauhub)