CAF approves Accra and Cape Coast stadia for World Cup qualifiers.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved Accra and Cape Coast stadia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. According to the continental governing body, the decision was based on the assessment of an updated report submitted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The two stadia will further be evaluated on matchdays through the CAF Match Command Center (MCC). In the event that organizational and stadium technical infractions are malfunctioning noted by the designated CAF officials, financial sanctions may be imposed on GFA as per the established CAF grid for lack of technical facilities in the stadium.
The Black Stars will kick start the journey to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in September 2021 against Ethiopia in one of the two approved venues.
It is yet to be known why the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium was not approved for such important games. Ghana is paired in Group G with Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.