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JUST IN: Baba Yara Stadium to host Ghana vs Nigeria World Cup clash

Reports coming through indicates that the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Nigeria will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

The game was initially scheduled to be played at the Cape Coast Stadium on March 25, 2022.

The Cape Coast stadium was rejected by FIFA/CAF officials after they inspected the venue which hosted Ghana’s 65th Independence Parade.

Ghana then proposed the Baba Yara Stadium which was also inspected and reports according to Saddick Adams is that, the request has been granted.

Award winning Sports Journalist Saddick Adams posted the latest on his Twitter page.

Baba Yara - JUST IN: Baba Yara Stadium to host Ghana vs Nigeria World Cup clash

The GFA also released a statement to that effect. Below is the release

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has granted a one match approval for Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi to host the World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off match between Ghana and Nigeria.

The approval comes after a CAF Licensing Inspector visited the Baba Yara Sports Stadium last Sunday to inspect the facility.

In a letter signed by CAF Development Officer, Raul Chipenda and sent to the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Prosper Harrison Addo, Esq. and copied to FIFA, CAF stated that:

“Reference to the CAF stadium inspection conducted to Baba Yara Sports Stadium (Kumasi) for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifiers playoff round match, Ghana Vs. Nigeria scheduled for the 25th of March 2022, following the analysis of the report we have taken the following decision:

  1. Grant a one-match approval for the use of Baba Yara Sports Stadium (Kumasi) in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 African qualifiers playoff round match Ghana Vs. Nigeria;
  2. Upon conclusion of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff round match, the stadium is automatically removed from the list of CAF approved stadiums and will only be approved for any subsequent CAF/FIFA international senior national teams matches and CAF men’s interclubs competitions following the implementation of all the CAF remarks”.

The letter further stated that the following conditions must be met before the match against Nigeria. They include:

  1. Installation of new international standard, modern and comfortable officials’ benches at pitch level;
  2. Adjustment of the floodlight intensity. A minimum of 1200 Lux should be provided all over the pitch, covering uniformly every area of the playing field;
  3. Increase seating and lockers in the teams dressing rooms to reach (25) persons;
  4. Installation of completely new modern equipment and materials in the referees dressing rooms and ensure that is equipped with all the necessary materials and CAF requirements;
  5. Set up the water system to provide both cold and hot water in the teams and officials dressing room;
  6. General refurbishment of the CAF office, installation of modern desks and seats, including the necessary electronic and working equipment;
  7. VOC must be available and equipped with all the necessary equipment and requirements;
  8. Complete refurbishment of the media tribune, press conference room and media centre, installing new and modern equipment.
  9. In order to follow the progress of the above-mentioned works in the stadium, CAF will designate a stadium inspector to conduct an onsite assessment up till the day of the upcoming FIFA match.

CAF again stated that there shall an onsite stadium inspector to conduct further assessment of the facility until the fay of the match and that in the event that the above mentioned conditions are not met before the match; financial sanctions shall be imposed on Ghana.

The Baba Yara stadium replaces Cape Coast stadium which was originally scheduled to host the match.

Ghana will play Nigeria in the 1st leg on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 19:30GMT at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

 

 

 

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