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Afcon 2023Q: Ghana to host Madagascar at Cape Coast June 1

Ghana has had the Cape Coast Sports Stadium accepted as home grounds in the opening two rounds of the qualifiers to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

A draw for the final stage of the qualification process to the Cote d’Ivoire tournament held last month had the Black Stars placed in Group E to battle for one of two available tickets with Madagascar, Angola and Central African Republic (CAR).

Meeting a Caf deadline of April 25 to provide its home venue for the May 30-June 14 leg of games, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) submitted the 20,000-capacity Cape Coast facility having had the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi declared unfit to host high-level international games in the category of the Afcon.

“Baba Yara Stadium still not up to the standards required” – Caf

The Black Stars will kick-start their campaign for a place at Afcon 2023 at home against Madagascar.

The Cape Coast Stadium will host this game on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 with kickoff confirmed for 19:00 GMT.

The second Group E qualifier follows on Sunday, June 5 – an away trip to the Central African Republic (CAR).

Later in September, the Black Stars will engage in back-to-back games with Angola to mark days 3 and 4 of the qualifiers.


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