Senegal inaugurates this Tuesday its Olympic stadium built in the city of Diamniadio near Dakar which will bear the name of the former President of the Republic, Abdoulaye Wade. The event will see the presence of several great personalities and even a match will be played between African legends.
For this ceremony, many heads of state are expected, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as we announced. Adama Barrow (Gambia), Umaro Sissoco Embaló (Guinea-Bissau), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Germany) and Georges Weah (Liberia) should also be present.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino is also expected at this ceremony, as well as Patrice Moptsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Moreover, a gala match between Senegalese legends and African football legends will take place in the early evening after the ceremony.
The new stadium with a capacity of 50,000 seats, has four changing rooms, a conference room, two training rooms, a national museum dedicated to football and of course, a main field.
Senegal will host the Youth Olympic Games initially scheduled for this year, but postponed to 2026 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.