- Address: Yaoundé
- Country: Cameroon
- Capacity: 60,000
- Opened: 3 September 2021
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Stade omnisport Paul Biya
The Stade omnisport Paul Biya, which is named after the second president of Cameroon, opened as the largest sports venue by capacity in Cameroon. It opened with a match between the national football teams of Cameroon and Malawi. The home side won the game 2-0. Cameroon, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions), played their first-ever FIFA World Cup games in Spain in 1982. Their three 1982 FIFA World Cup matches all ended in a draw under the French manager Jean Vincent. The national football team of Cameroon faced the Italian Republic, Peru and Poland in the tournament. They won their first FIFA World Cup game after beating Romania 2-1 on 14 June 1990. Albert Roger Miller scored twice for Cameroon that day.
Albert Roger Miller
Albert Roger Miller, also known as Roger Milla, was born in Yaoundé in 1952. He played professional football for clubs from Cameroon, the French Republic and Indonesia. Albert Roger Miller became the oldest goalscorer in FIFA World Cup history. At the age of 42, he scored against the national football team of Russia in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. His goal broke the record he had set in 1990.
The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations
On 9 January 2022, the Stade omnisport Paul Biya hosted its first-ever match of the Africa Cup of Nations. It was a game between the national football teams of Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Cameroon won the game 2-1 in front of 42,000 spectators. Vincent Aboubakar scored twice for Les Lions Indomptables. Gustavo Fabrice Sangaré scored the only goal for Burkina Faso. The Stade omnisport Paul Biya hosted the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022. The national football team of Senegal won the game after beating Egypt after penalties. Senegal reached the final after beating Burkina Faso and Egypt reached the final after defeating Cameroon.