- Address: Benguela
- Country: Angola
- Capacity: 35,000
- Opened: 2010
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Estádio Nacional de Ombaka
The Estádio Nacional de Ombaka is known as one of the major sports venues in the Republic of Angola. On 12 Januari 2010, it hosted its first-ever Africa Cup of Nations game. The national football team of Egypt won the match against Nigeria. 18,000 people attended the African championship game. Later that day, Mozambique faced Benin in the second Africa Cup of Nations match at the venue named Estádio Nacional de Ombaka. The game, which attracted a crowd of 15,000, ended in a draw. The stadium hosted four more group stage matches for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
After the group stage
Egypt won the only 2010 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final at the Estádio Nacional de Ombaka after beating Cameroon in front of 12,000 spectators. On 28 January 2010, they also won the only 2010 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the venue after defeating Algeria in front of 30,000 people. Two days later, Nigeria finished third place in the Africa Cup of Nations after winning against Algeria at the Estádio Nacional de Ombaka. 12,000 people attended the game between Nigeria and Algeria. Victor Nsofor Obinna scored the only goal in the match. He played several games for the Italian club Internazionale, one of the first football clubs with a world championship title. Victor Nsofor Obinna ended his professional football career with Cape Town City from South Africa.
The 2010 Africa Cup of Nations final and Gedo
The 2010 Africa Cup of Nations was won by the national football team of Egypt. They faced Ghana in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations final, which took place in Angola in front of a crowd of 50,000. Mohamed Nagy Ismail Afash, nicknamed Gedo, scored the only goal in the final. He was born in Egypt in 1984. Gedo played numerous matches for the Egyptian club Al-Ahly, the first African sports club with 10 million followers on its main social media page.