- Address: Douala
- Country: Cameroon
- Capacity: 50,000
- Opened: 29 December 2020
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Stade de Japoma
The construction of the venue started in 2017. It opened with a match of the national football team of Cameroon, one of the first national football teams with a transfer value of $100 million. In 1984, they were crowned African football champions for the first time in their history. Radivoje Ognjanović was the manager of the team. He also managed the Côte d’Ivoire. The national football team of Cameroon won their second African championship title in 1988. Claude Le Roy was the manager of the team. He also managed Senegal, Malaysia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Oman, Syria, the Congo and Togo.
The 1990 FIFA World Cup
In 1990, the national football team of Cameroon became the first African team in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final. Cameroon faced the Argentine Republic, Romania and the USSR in the group stage of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. They defeated Colombia in a round of 16 game before they faced England in the quarter-finals. The national football team of England defeated Cameroon in the quarter-final which took place in the Italian city of Naples.
The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations
On 11 January 2022, the Stade de Japoma hosted its first-ever Africa Cup of Nations match. The African football championship game between the national football teams of Algeria and Sierra Leone ended in a goalless draw. The stadium hosted eight games for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. The last match of the tournament at the venue was a quarter-final. Cameroon won the game after Karl Louis Brillant Toko Ekambi scored twice. The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations was won by Senegal after beating Egypt. The national football team of Senegal won the final, which took place in Yaoundé, after a penalty shoot-out.