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2022 WCQ: Ethiopia to host Ghana at neutral venue after stadium ban

Ethiopia will host Ghana at a neutral venue in their last 2022 Fifa World Cup group stage qualifying final home game after Caf revoked its Bahir Dar National Stadium approval.

The game was scheduled to take place on November 11, in what looks like a must-win game for Ghana to put pressure on South Africa for the sole slot in Group G to the playoffs.

The Black Stars’ chances will now be boosted by this development as it will deny the Walias the home support the Bahir Dar National Stadium will have given them.

The General Secretary of the Ethiopia Football Federation confirmed the development in a Twitter post.

Bahiru Tilahun said Ethiopia will choose a venue and communicate to Caf where the Ghana game will be played.

“Bahir Dar National Stadium is banned to host World cup qualifier match and inter-club competition by Caf.

“Mr. Mohammed Sidat the Caf club licensing manager was in Addis last week for an inspection visit. We are expected to choose and inform where we could play against Ghana.”

The Bahir Dar National Stadium is only one of few African stadia losing approvals for their next month’s 2022 World Cup qualifying games.

 

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