— Published 5 January 2022

Two gauges for the price of one

Anything but a surprise. The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to take place from 9 January to 6 February in Cameroon, will have to deal with the impact of the sanitary crisis. But the scenario of a match played behind closed-door is not envisaged. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled the spectator capacity for the competition’s stadiums. They will be different depending on whether the Cameroon team is concerned or not. For the matches of the host country, the capacity is set at 80% of the capacity of the stadium. For all other matches, it is reduced to 60%. The opening match between Cameroon and Burkina Faso on 9 January in Yaoundé will therefore be played in a stadium that is almost completely full. However, it is important to note that spectators must be vaccinated and have a negative test to attend the Africa Cup of Nations matches.