Cameroon has announced that up to 25,000 fans will be allowed to watch to attend the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cote d’Ivoire at Japima Stadium in Douala on November 16.

According to the country’s minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachie, only fans with negative PCR test result will be allowed to enter the stadium.

He said that mobile teams will be deployed to ensure that rapid results are delivered to those tested.

Japoma Stadium is a 50,000 capacity in the economic hub of Douala.

Cameroon opened its stadia to limited number of fans last month after playing games behind closed doors since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

Next week’s match will witness the highest number of fans since the authorities began relaxing anti-Covid-19 measures in stadia.

The Central African nation is also getting set to host Africa’s biggest football event, Africa Cup of Nations from January 9 to February 6 next year.