With the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2006 currently taking place, FIFA is pleased to announce that the first two FIFA RECOMMENDED fields have been installed in Africa.

The first FIFA RECOMMENDED field on the continent is in Relizane, Algeria. Installed by Italian manufacturer Italgreen Spa, it has been awarded the FIFA RECOMMENDED 1 STAR certificate.

The second FIFA RECOMMENDED field to be installed on Africa soil and the first to be awarded the FIFA RECOMMENDED 2 STAR certificate is at the Wadi Degla Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt. This field was installed by Dutch manufacturer Greenfields B.V.