The Super Eagles of Nigeria may use the Cairo International Stadium, a military prone venue on the outskirts of city and the controversial Port Said Stadium for their group matches at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations, reported TheNationonline.com.
This indication emerged as the host country; Egypt had confirmed the two stadia among the six venues across five cities for this year’s Nations Cup. The Cairo Military Academy Stadium has a capacity of 28,500. It was one of six stadiums used in the 2006 African Cup of Nations, held in Egypt.
Seven miles up the road from Cairo International Stadium, heading for Cairo International Airport, there is the Academy Stadium at the far end of Orouba Street in the North-eastern Heliopolis district of Cairo.
It was built in 1989 for the use of military teams and students at the military academy. The ground accommodated home games of Al Ahly and Zamalek during the refurbishing of the Cairo International Stadium and occasionally still serves to stage matches of the old foes.
The stadium has a small roof extension serving as a cover for the main stand. On demand, during matches rent-a-crowd military cadets serve as ground-fillers in addition to the sparse paying spectators for football matches.