Saturday Aug 07, 2021. 12:00
Ghana have been given the green light to use venues in Accra and Cape Coast for their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers (WCQ).
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the two stadiums after an updated report submitted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
The Black Stars will open their Group WCQ campaign with a match at home to Ethiopia at one of the two approved venues on 1-4 September, before travelling to South Africa for their second match on 5-8 September. Zimbabwe’s Warriors complete the four teams in the group.
Only the top-ranked team will advance to the final playoff stage of qualifying for Qatar 2022.
“The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the Accra and Cape Coast stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. According to the continental governing body the decision was based on the assessment of an updated report submitted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA),” wrote the FA on their official website.
“The two stadiums will be further evaluated on matchdays through the CAF Match Command Center (MCC). In the event that organizational and stadium technical infractions are noted by the designated CAF officials during matches, financial sanctions may be imposed on the GFA as per the established CAF grid for lack of technical facilities in the stadium.”
Ghana are chasing a fourth appearance at the World Cup, having featured at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 tournaments in Germany, South Africa and Brazil respectively.