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Near Oyem, a white elephant in the Gabon rainforest?

January 31
02:30 2017

Oyem stadium's setting is remarkable but Chinese construction workers were still putting the finishing touches to the venue while Africa Cup of Nations games went onBuilt in rainforest outside Gabon's fourth largest town as one of the venues for the Africa Cup of Nations, the Oyem stadium risks becoming a white elephant now the tournament has moved on. The 20,000-seat stadium is impeccable on the inside and meets the standards of both the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA. The ideal, set out by former sports minister Blaise Louembe when the foundation stone was laid in September 2015, was certainly ambitious.


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