African love Football, football has always been the most interesting sport that entices the entire African continent as a whole. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men’s national association football teams.
It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010. The bidding process for hosting the tournament finals was open only to African nations. This success of the most highly rated world cup tournament can not only be explained and linked with the passion that Africans have for football, but also with the fact that some countries in Africa have managed to set up eye glaring sports Frame work that are not opposing to those already built in the other continents of the world.
The list below Comprise the ten Best football stadiums built in Africa, this list is chosen due to their beauty, Design and capability to host the greatest world sporting events.
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10. Chiazi National Stadium — Angola
This Stadium was completed in 2010, mostly use for football match,Located in Cabinda, Angola, The National Stadium of Chiazi is located in Cabinda, Angola. It is a multi-sport stadium, with a 20,000 seat capacity. It was built over a period of 18month by China Jiangsu International and cost approximately US $80 million.
9. Stade D’Angondjé — Gabon
Stade D’Angondjé also known as Libreville Friendship Stadium Is located in Libreville, is the reward of a good friendship between Gabon and China. The 40,000 seats capacity stadium is constructed by Shanghai Construction Group, it is a beautiful and sensational stadium which is located in the Angondjé district, this main stadium hosted the 2012 and 2017 African Cup of Nations. The first-time players touched the pitch was on November 10, 2011, during a match between Gabon and Brazil. The stadium of the Sino-Gabonese friendship is 320 meters in length making it a 36,000 m2 metallic structure.
8. Mbombela Stadium — South Africa
Mbombela Stadium was built because of 2010 FIFA World Cup, it built on an open wide land, seven kilometers west of Mbombela, South Africa.
The Mbombela Stadium cost South Africa the sum of US$ 150 million and was constructed by South Basil Read Construction and Bouygues. It commissioned in October 2009.
The stadium is located approximately 12 kilometers distance from the Kruger-Mpumalanga airport. It is rectangular in shape with rounded corners, which can accommodate 40,930 spectators to have a view of the terrain excellently.
7. Peter Mokaba Stadium — South Africa
This Stadium was built for 2010 world cup hosted in South Africa.This Stadium has a capacity of 46,000 seats which was later reduced to 41,733 seating capacity and was part of the main stadiums that hosted the FIFA World Cup matches in 2010.Peter Mokaba Stadium (South Africa).
This Stadium is situated in Polokwane, it is listed to be one of the five stadia that were constructed for the 2010 World Cup. In March 2007, South African authorities decided to construct a new stadium so that it could become the center for an expression filled football population.
The stadium was constructed in the capital of Limpopo province, and was named after politician and activist Peter Mokaba (deceased). This stadium was constructed for dual use, football and a rugby union stadium.
6. Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium — South Africa
Nelson Mandela Bay stadium is a soccer and rugby union Stadium, it one of the best stadiums in Africa, the Nelson Mandela Stadium is located in Port Elizabeth which stands to be amongst the five stadiums that were built entirely for the 2010 World Cup. It was designed and planned by the German architects – Gerkan, Marg, and Associates.
5. MOSHOOD ABIOLA NATIONAL STADIUM — Nigeria
Moshood Abiola national stadium is formally known as Abuja National stadium,This stadium is located in Nigeria, Abuja,the federal capital territory of Nigeria, and it happens to be the home of the national team of Nigeria (Super Eagles). It have 60,493 seat capacity. This stadium was constructed to host the 8th edition of 2003 African Games.
This huge and breathtaking stadium was designed and constructed by Schlaich Bergermann & Partner which has made it one of the best stadiums in Africa’s history. It’s beautiful, awesome, and artistic design shows the bogus construction budget of US$ 360 million.
4. CAPE TOWN STADIUM — South Africa
The Cape Town Stadium that was dedicated to rugby and football tournaments and competitions is located in Cape Town, South Africa. with a capacity of 69,070 seats. This stadium remains one of the most beautiful and gorgeous sportive Africa’s monuments.
It was constructed at a cost of US$ 600 million in expectation to be one of the 10 standard stadiums to host the FIFA world cup of 2010. It was built in place of a former stadium with the same name, which was condemned in 2007.
This stadium was 18,000 seats before been demolished and the home ground to the football teams of the Santos Football Club and at the same time Ajax Cape Town.
The Cape Town Stadium stands between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of green point landscape near the downtown area and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront touristic arena. Cape Town stadium was officially commissioned on December 14, 2009. The first match in this Stadium was the cape derby that took place on January 23, 2010, between the Ajax Cape Town FC and Santos Cape Town FC in front of 20,000 spectators.
3. MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM — South Africa
The Moses Mabhida Stadium is a soccer stadium in Durban,It is a multi-use stadium. The stadium became a venue for several events, like bungee jumping, concerts, cricket, soccer, golf practice, motorsports and rugby union.This impressive and active stadium named after Moses Mabhida, also in South Africa has been top-rated the third world-class stadium which was named after a former General Secretary of the South African Communist Party. The stadium is located in the city of Durban in South Africa, which is some meters from the Indian Ocean Promenade with a 70,000-seat capacity.
It is quite well equipped with a terminal for passengers, a station, parking, and park & ride facilities inclusive which make transportation means easier for spectators.
About US$ 440 million was the cost of the “Durban Stadium” truly and obviously showcases the architectural innovation of South Africa. The stadium design was chosen by Gerhard le Roux, who was inspired by the national flag of the country. The large arch design that surrounds the stadium represents the unity of the nation through sporting activities. The unity of the country is symbolized with two branches of the arc on the south and north sides that meet to form the same branch at the midpoint.
2. BORJ AL ARAB STADIUM — Egypt
This Stadium is also referred as Egyptian Army Stadium or El Geish Stadium.
The Borj AlArab Stadium is the second best stadium in Africa and It is also the 27th largest stadium in the world, and the 9th largest association football stadium in the world, located some 25 kilometers west of Alexandria of Egypt, it is a multi-purpose sports stadium.Borj Alarab Stadium was constructed by the Egyptian Armed ForcesCorps of Engineers (EAFCE) and was commissioned in 2007 for local and international tournaments.
It is Egypt’s largest stadium and the second-largest in the continent (after Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium). It’s the home venue of the Egyptian national team (the Pharaoh’s) with a capacity of 86,000 spectators.
1. SOCCER CITY STADIUM — South Africa
This stadium was formally known as the First National Bank Stadium, the Soccer City is located in Johannesburg and was built for the 2010 World Cup.
This Stadium is well known to be currently the largest stadium in the continent of Africa with a capacity of 94,700 seats. It had a capacity of 80,000 seats before the renovations and reconstruction which now increase the capacity to reach 94,700 and was made to be the chief stadium to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this signifies that the two most crucial games which are the opening game and the final match were played in this stadium.
The stadium has in past times been used for diverse sporting, cultural, and political occasions. In 1990, the first major public appearance of Nelson Mandela took place in the Soccer City stadium. After three years, a great multitude that constitutes thousands of people came to pay a final tribute to one of then South Africa’s leader, Chris Hani. More so, in 1996, this same venue hosted the finals of the CAF African Cup of Nations, which saw South Africa victorious at home. However, the 2010 FIFA World Cup final match between Spain and Netherlands has been the most historical moment of the soccer city stadium to date.
This stadium which has cost a huge sum of US$ 440 million to construct is located a few miles from SAFA House (South African Football Association House). It is the country’s national stadium where the international and friendly games of the national team of South Africa (Bafana Bafana) in addition to the local and continental matches of Kaizer Chief FC are been hosted.
Those are the best football stadiums in Africa due to our research. We hope you liked it. However, the fact that other stadiums in Africa are better than the ones listed above cannot be disputed.
The list of the stadiums above is ranked based on some basis or standards such as beautification and attractiveness, capacity, comfort, and ability to host the world’s greatest sporting events and activities of all time. All these factors including maintenance factors contribute strongly to the ranking procedures.
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