10 Significant Projects That Were Completed In Africa In 2014

8. Akwa Ibom Football Stadium, Nigeria

The Nigerian town of Uyo received a 30,000 capacity international Akwa Ibom Football Stadium. The stadium, financed by the state government, was officially opened by President Goodluck Jonathan and his counterparts from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire on November 7, 2014.

The two-tier structure, which uses all natural grass and high-tech floodlights and also contributes a 400m track for athletes, has been dubbed the “Nest of Champions”. With a very modern design, Akwa Ibom stadium was modeled on the Allianz Arena in Munich.

Costing an approximate $96 million the project aims to develop sports participation in Akwa Ibom state and the growing interest of Nigerian youth in football – the country’s national sport. Principally, however, the stadium is home to the national team, Nigeria’s Super Eagles. (Completed in November 2014)