FIFA World Cup Qatar: Cape Coast Stadium Gets CAF Approval To Host Matches

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given approval for Ghana to use the Cape Coast Stadium for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

This is after the Ghana Football Association (GFA) submitted a stadium report together with accompanying video evidence, pictures and further justification on video conferencing in line with the CAF Circular dated 1 April 2021.

The videoconferencing was concerning the homologation requirements and supervision of CAF stadiums for the qualifications which begin in June 2021.

“We would like to draw your attention to some of the comments and remarks in Annex A to be addressed in the coming period by your federation, in order to guarantee that the stadium is maintained in the list of CAF approved stadiums for Men’s Senior competitions,” CAF said in a letter to the Ghana FA

“In case organizational and stadium technical infractions are verified during your upcoming international home matches, financial sanctions may incur on your federation as per the established CAF grid for lack of technical facilities in the stadium.”

The CAF communication to the General secretary of the GFA also acknowledged Ghana’s contribution to the development of football.

“We appreciate your contribution in helping us raise the level of African football with improved facilities as we continue to gain exposure to a global audience.”

Ghana will begin their World Cup qualification campaign at home to Ethiopia at the Cape Coast stadium in June 2021 before playing Zimbabwe and South Africa.