As the third inspection mission of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) makes its entry into Cameroon, the Italian company in charge of constructing the Paul Biya Stadium in Olembe on the outskirts of Yaoundé, Piccini has promised to deliver the Stadium by December 28, 2018.
The Head of Piccini, Sam Thamin, told media men and women recently during a visit on the construction site by the Governor of the Centre Region, who doubles as the Local Organising Committee Chairperson for Yaoundé, Naseri Paul Bea.
“Work is going on smoothly….and the Stadium shall be ready by December 28,” Sam Thamin said.
The Governor who was visibly satisfied reminded reporters of the preparedness of Cameroon to host the 2019 football jamboree. The visit was to access the situation on the ground before the arrival of the CAF Inspection team which began touring the various sites on Tuesday, July 7.
It was also to dispel rumours which have been circulating that Cameroon would not be prepared by June 2019 to host the competition. Rather, Piccinii declared it would be ready as early as December 2018, six months to the start of the competition.
Previous reports by the CAF mission have revealed that Cameroon is still lagging behind, especially as concerns the construction of the Paul Biya Stadium at Olembe, Yaoundé and the Douala Japoma Stadium which are both major play grounds for the competition.
Upon completion, the Paul Biya Stadium would cost about FCFA 125 billion with a capacity of 60,000 seats.