CAF bans SKD from hosting World Cup qualifiers
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) sports complex from hosting the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
It followed a report on the SKD, which included video and photo evidence.
In a letter to Liberia Football Association (LFA) secretary-general Isaac Montgomery on 2 May, CAF deputy secretary-general football and development Anthony Baffoe said the SKD “doesn’t meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirements and consequently is not approved for the qualifying matches”.
Baffoe has given the LFA up to 7 May to select a neutral and approved venue within CAF’s territories to host their “home matches”.
“Kindly note that in case of failure to provide the requested information, CAF will fix the venue in the opponent’s home stadium. Once again, we emphasize that quality stadiums are fundamental for the development and progress of African football, hence the regulations and its requirements compliance be implemented strictly by CAF,” Baffoe said.
Liberia will have to find approved stadiums in Morocco, Guinea, Ghana, and Ivory Coast among others.
The LFA will publish a CAF list of requirements needed for the SKD to be approved in a subsequent release.
The LFA has also informed the Liberian government, thru the Ministry of Youth and Sports, about CAF’s latest decision as Liberia prepares to take on Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers in June.
Credit: The Librarian Football Association.