The Ghana Football Association (GFA), on Monday, confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) has granted conditional approval for the Black Stars to host their 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying home matches at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
This follows the submission of the Stadium Report and further justification on video conferencing for the Cape Coast edifice in line with the Caf Circular dated April 1, 2021 concerning the homologation requirements and supervision of Caf stadiums for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 – African qualifiers.
In a response, Caf pointed out some minor works needed to be undertaken before Ghana hosts its first qualifying game at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on June 4.
“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.
“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 African football governing body warned.
Caf added: “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.”
Housed in Group G of the African qualifiers, the Black Stars will host Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and South Africa on June 4, September 4 and October 12 respectively at Cape Coast.