Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have announced a provisional budget of $230 million to host the 2015 Caf U-23 Championship after the central African country was selected to organise the event.
The sports ministry said about $200 million will be spent on rehabilitation of stadiums and other infrastructure following the poor state of the country’s sport facilities.
Three stadiums in the capital Kinshasa – Martyrs, Cardinal Malula and Velodrome – and two in Lubumbashi – Frederic Kibassa Maliba and Lupopo – will be used for the tournament.
The Caf U-23 Championship is held every four years with the top three teams qualifying to the Olympic Games.
The previous edition was held in Morocco with Gabon emerging as champions.
By: Gary Al-Smith/citifmonline.com/Ghana