- Address: Libreville
- Country: Gabon
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: 10 November 2011
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Stade de l’Amitié sino-gabonaise
The construction of the venue, which has an athletics track, started in 2010. The stadium, also known as the Stade d’Angondjé, was funded by the Chinese and Gabonese governments. It opened with a football match between Gabon and Brazil. The Brazilians won the game. Alex Sandro Lobo Silva and Anderson Hernanes de Carvalho Viana Lima both scored for Brazil in that match. In 2002, the national football team of Brazil became the first team with five FIFA World Cup titles. They won their fifth title after beating Germany in Japan. The Brazilian football legend Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima scored twice in the final. He played for Cruzeiro, PSV, FC Barcelona, Internazionale, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Corinthians during his professional football career.
The Africa Cup of Nations
On 23 January 2012, the venue hosted its first-ever Africa Cup of Nations match. Gabon won the game against the Niger 2-0. Gernot Rohr was the manager of Gabon that day. Later in 2012, he became the manager of the Niger. The Stade de l’Amitié sino-gabonaise also hosted the final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The final was won by the national football team of Zambia after beating the Côte d’Ivoire. The Zambians won the game after a penalty shoot-out. In 2017, the Stade de l’Amitié sino-gabonaise hosted its second Africa Cup of Nations final. Cameroon won the final after defeating Egypt 2-1. 38,000 people attended the match.
The national football team of Gabon and Aubameyang
The stadium hosted numerous matches of the national football team of Gabon. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played his first match for Gabon in 2009. The football confederation of Africa crowned him the best African football player of the year in 2015. That year, he played for Borussia Dortmund from Germany. In 2018, Aubameyang left Borussia Dortmund. He signed with Arsenal FC, the first club from London in a UEFA Champions League final, that year. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signed with FC Barcelona in 2022. The Spanish club became the second sports club with 100 million followers on its main social media page.