Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo


* Address: Yaoundé
* Country: Cameroon
* Capacity: 40,000
* Opened: 1972
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Tonnerre (football)

Extra stadium info – Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo

The venue is named after a former president of Cameroon. It is used for several events, like athletics, football and rugby union. In 1972, the venue hosted its first-ever final of the African championship for national football teams. The national football team of the Congo won the tournament after defeating Mali 3-2. The national football team of Cameroon, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions), played numerous home matches at the stadium. They played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in 1982, when they faced Peru. The Liberian football legend George Weah, the first FIFA World Player of the Year from Africa, is one of the former players of tenants Tonnerre. After he left Tonnerre, he played professional football for AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, Olympique de Marseille and Al-Jazira. In 2003, George Weah played his final match for the national football team of Liberia. Weah became the president of Liberia in 2018.

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