One thousand buses allocated for 2019 AFCON

One thousand buses allocated for 2019 AFCON

The Egyptian government says it will provide 1000 buses to transfer fans to stadiums during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) holding in the North African country from June 21 to July 19.

The buses will be equipped with GPS devices to show traffic and routes from the main bus stations to the stadiums, according to the minister of local administration Mahmud Sharawy.

Committees have been set up to inspect tournament preparations in the four host cities Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez, Sharawy said.

Public toilets and exhibition shops, to promote hand-made crafts on ancient Egyptian heritage, will be installed nearby stadiums, he said.

Egypt was awarded the hosting rights of the maiden 24-team edition after Cameroon was stripped due to delays in preparations.

This will be Egypt’s fifth time of hosting the AFCON after the 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006 tournaments.

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