AFCON 2019: Italian Contractors Confirm Olembe In Yaounde Stadium Will Be Ready In October 2018

The Italian Contractor   Piccini who grabbed the contract for the construction of a sixty thousand seat capacity Stadium  in Ol...

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The Italian Contractor Piccini who grabbed the contract for the construction of a sixty thousand seat capacity Stadium in Olembe Yaounde has assured the Cameroonian authorities and population that the Stadium will be ready by October 2018, and in time for the 2019 African Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.
Officials of the Company, Piccini and the Italian Ambassador to Cameroon, made the declaration on Monday 17th July 2017 during a press briefing at the Italian Embassy in Yaounde.
The Italian Ambassador to Cameroon, Samuela Isopi and the Architect of the structure, Eloy Suarez elaborately detailed how the company intended to proceed.


In the three hour briefing, Her Excellency Samuela Isopi dispelled  rumours and reports that the company charged with the construction of the football facility was not competent to do the job.

The Italian Ambassador undertook to organise a regular briefing to update the press on the progress of work.

The Architect, Eloy Suarez stated emphatically that the structure will be delivered  in eighteen months, October 2018.


Mr. Suarez said most of work in the site will consiste of assembling the pre-cast equipment, over 60 per cent of parts of the building will be produced  in Italy and transported to Cameroon through the Kribi port inorder to gain time.

He explained that the facility will be constructed using the  latest technology and state of art equipment in conformity with FIFA standards

The Project DirectorMarc Debandt on his part stated that work will accelerate in the days ahead with the complete arrival of material from Italy.

The Chargé de Mission, Gabriel Ngaha said the FCFA 160 billion allocated for the construction  has been made available, there are consequently  no issues relative to late payments as reported by some press organs and the social media.

During the briefing, the press learnt more about the Italian company Piccini that has been entrusted with the Paul Biya Omnisport Staduim at Olembe.

It is a company with a thirty year experience that has realised outstanding projects including the construction of the Juventus Stadium in Italy, one of the best in the world, the construction of the Olympic Stadium in Anthens, the Olympic Stadium in Rome that was used for the 1990 World Cup and many more.

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