- Address: Yaoundé
- Country: Cameroon
- Capacity: 42,000
- Opened: 1972
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Canon (football), Tonnerre (football)
Extra stadium info – Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo
The Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo is named after a former president of the Republic of Cameroon. It is used for several events, like athletics, football and rugby union. In 1972, the venue hosted its first-ever final of the African championship for national football teams. The national football team of the Congo won the tournament after defeating Mali 3-2.
Les Lions Indomptables
The national football team of Cameroon, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables (The Indomitable Lions), played numerous home matches at the Stade Ahmadhou Ahidjo. Les Lions Indomptables played their first-ever FIFA World Cup match in 1982, when they faced Peru. The game ended in a goalless draw. Cameroon faced Poland in their second FIFA World Cup game. This match also ended in a goalless draw. Les Lions Indomptables played against the Italian Republic, commonly known as Italy, in their third world championship game. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Grégoire M’Bida Abéga scored the first-ever FIFA World Cup goal for Cameroon. Les Lions Indomptables finished below Poland and the Italian Republic in the group stage of the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Football club Canon and football club Tonnerre use the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, which is among the main sports venues in Cameroon, for home games. In 2002, football club Canon became the first Cameroonian club with 10 top-flight football league titles. In 1981, Tonnerre were crowned football champions of Cameroon for the first time in their history. They won the top-flight football league of Cameroon five times in the 1980s. The Liberian football legend George Manneh Oppong Weah, the first FIFA World Player of the Year from Africa, is one of the former players of Tonnerre.
After George Manneh Oppong Weah left the Cameroonian club Tonnerre, he played professional football for AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, Manchester City, Olympique de Marseille and Al-Jazira. In 2003, George Weah played his final match for the national football team of Liberia. He became the president of the Republic of Liberia in 2018.