The Lat-Dior Stadium in Thies, about seventy km from Dakar is getting a new look, as the international matches billed there are getting closer. .
The President of the Senegalese Football Association made the observation Wednesday, when visiting the permises, along with a delegation comprising Fox networks group officials.
According to Mr. Augustin Senghor, the Progress of the work is acceptable and if the trend continues there will be no worries to meet the deadlines for the commissioning of the stadium, that will host the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zones A and B cup of nations, billed for Septembre 2019.
« the icing on the cake » is when President Senghor reiterated the statement of the Senegalese Minister of Sports, who visited the stadium 24 hours before, and said It would be commissioned before March 2019, when Senegal is hosting in Thies the last group match of for the AFCON 2019 qualifiers .
FOX officials also welcome the progress of the work. They are confident that the facilities will be a worthy substitute for Leopord S Senghor Stadium which will not be available during the WAFU Zones A and B cup of nations
The multi-year partnership between FOX Sports and the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zones A and B was announced in December 2016, to provide a long-term injection of investment into infrastructure, training and development of West African football, across 16 countries over a period of 12 years. Host nation Ghana clinched the inaugural title, in a tense final with Nigeria, beating their rivals 4 – 1 in 2017.
Senegal will host the 2nd edition in September 2019 with Nigeria hosting the 3rd edition of the tournament in 2021.