UK envoy apologises for not informing Egypt over flight suspension    Egypt's population reaches 99 million: CAPMAS    Egypt extends state of emergency for three months: Official gazette    In Photos: 1st phase of Roxy Garage inaugurated on the 1,050th National Day of Cairo celebrations    Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for release of its oil tanker Happiness 1: Fars    Egypt's Banque Misr: customers' deposits rise 11.3% by June-end    Griezmann 'cried with joy' at Barcelona move    Japan ruling bloc to keep simple majority in upper house, may get 2/3: NHK exit poll    Air France maintains its flights to Cairo    Arsenal boss Emery happy to be patient in transfer market    Arsenal Next Gen ready to 'take on the world', says youngster Saka    U.S. President Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens    Oman urges Iran to let seized tanker depart: State TV    U.S.-South Korea military exercise to proceed: official    Egypt urges nationals to abide by Schengen travel rules    Egypt seeks to make good use of funding resources – minister    EgyptAir to provide larger aircrafts for Cairo-London route after British Airways suspension: Source    Egypt's investment opportunities to be promoted in Italy    Egypt's Sisi attends graduation ceremony for police cadets    Algeria crowned Africa Cup of Nations Champions after Senegal win    Sisi: Egypt supports development efforts in all Nile Basin states    Egypt's PM supervises implementation of Luxor's Corniche project    After appointing new female judge, will Egypt see more women in courts?    Egypt's PM follows up implementation of Luxor's Corniche development project    Egypt tells citizens that Saudi e-visa not meant for hajj    Algerian team came to Cairo to win AFCON title: Djamel Belmadi    Egypt, Uzbekistan study establishing pharmaceutical plant    Egyptians Brace for Rising Prices Due to Subsidy Cuts    Belgium's Port of Antwerp to develop bunkering activity in Egypt    Sudan's military, opposition sign 1st part of power-sharing deal    Peace with Egypt must be made: Turkey's main opposition leader    King Tut's golden coffin undergoes first restoration since 1922 discovery    Changing dominant narrative of women on stage    Explorations of music, sound, architecture of Islamic Cairo and everyday life    Farewell to Italy's best-loved writer Andrea Camilleri    Parliament Speaker announces end of fourth legislative term    Total of 59,455 expats in Egypt have undergone virus C screening    Renovation of Egyptian Museum to include installing new lighting, display systems    Egypt's parliament starts new NGO law discussion    Egypt's parliament Oks new NGO law    Egypt's parliament's 5th convocation sessions to be aired live: Parliament speaker    Cairo hosts 6th meeting of Egyptian-Sudanese military committee    Egypt inaugurates museum to honor late novelist Naguib Mahfouz    Bookmakers expects Egypt's Mo Salah might miss the year's Ballon D'or award    Fired MP detained pending investigations over corruption charges    Egypt sees national population growth rate to halve before 2052    AFCON quarter-finals: Desert Warriors face Ivorian Elephants in early final    Orange Egypt removes Warda from ad campaign after harassment case    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





AFCON teams warned about Egypt heat
Published in Ahram Online on 19 - 06 - 2019

Teams participating in the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt have been warned about the heat over the next month as players face the possibility of playing in extreme temperatures.
A statement from the Confederation of African Football says the average temperature over the next month is expected to be between 35-38 degrees Celsius with an average humidity of 40-60%.
"This would give a high wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index reading above 32 degrees," it said.
The WBGT is the environmental measure that incorporates temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover.
"It is certain that most teams will be aware of this and will train accordingly," said CAF.
"At this level, FIFA recommends three minute rest-and-refreshing breaks in the 30th and 75th minutes.
"These breaks must require the provision of cold containers on wheels to put crushed ice, drinks for referees and small towels cold and wet to place around the neck for 26 people (four referees and 22 players)."
"It will also be necessary to prepare for any eventuality of emergencies," CAF added.
"It will be important to be able to diagnose and treat heat-related illnesses, if they occur on site."
Some matches at the tournament kick off at 1630 local time (1430 GMT), others at 1900 (1700 GMT) and 2200 (2000GMT) and then later, at the end of the group phase, at 1800 and 2100.
The timing of the Cup of Nations has also changed from January every two years to mid-year, although heat is only an issue at finals being played in the northern hemisphere.
Egypt were chosen above South Africa to be the hosts of 2019 final when Cameroon were stripped of the right to host the event late last year.
Had the tournament been played in South Africa over the next month, teams would have to deal with temperatures ranging from 24 degrees Celsius down to below freezing.
(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)


Clic here to read the story from its source.