Stade Modibo Kéïta

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Stade Modibo Kéïta
Stade modibo keita.jpg
Location Bamako, Mali
Coordinates 12°39′35″N 7°59′35″W / 12.65972°N 7.99306°W / 12.65972; -7.99306Coordinates: 12°39′35″N 7°59′35″W / 12.65972°N 7.99306°W / 12.65972; -7.99306
Capacity 25,000
Surface Grass
Tenants
Mali national football team
AS Real Bamako

Stade Modibo Keïta is a multi-purpose stadium in Bamako, Mali. It is currently used mostly for football matches, serving as a home ground for AS Real Bamako and, occasionally, the national team. The stadium holds 35,000 people [1] and is named after President Modibo Keïta.

A beautiful cliff overlooks the stadium

2002 African Cup of Nations[edit]

The stadium played host to a total of seven matches during the 2002 African Cup of Nations. It was the primary venue for Group D, hosting five of the six matches from the group, as well as one quarterfinal game and one semifinal game.

Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, and Zambia made up Group D and Stade Modibo Keïta saw a variety of attendance for the matches between these sides. Only 3,000 were on hand for the Egypt - Tunisia match on January 25, half as many as the January 21 encounter between Zambia and Tunisia which saw 6,000 in attendance. However, fans flocked to the stadium when neighbors Senegal played. 20,000 turned up for the opening match of the group on January 20 between Senegal and Egypt and attendance hit 20,000 again for the Senegal - Zambia match on January 26. 10,000 witnessed the final group game between Egypt and Zambia on January 31.

In the quarterfinals, the stadium was filled to capacity as 25,000 watched Senegal defeat Congo DR. Three days later, Senegal returned in the semifinals to defeat Nigeria 2-1 in extra time in front of 20,000.

Date Team #1 Result Team #2 Round Spectators
20/01/02  Senegal
10
 Egypt
Group D
20,000
21/01/02  Zambia
00
 Tunisia
Group D
6,000
25/01/02  Egypt
10
 Tunisia
Group D
3,000
26/01/02  Senegal
10
 Zambia
Group D
20,000
31/01/02  Egypt
21
 Zambia
Group D
10,000
04/02/02  Senegal
20
 DR Congo
Quarterfinals
25,000
07/02/02  Senegal
21 aet
 Nigeria
Semifinals
20,000

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