Ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations Cote D’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have approved the Cape Coast sports stadium as the venue to host the Group stage match day one encounter between the Black Stars and Ghana and the Barea of Madagascar for next month.
The continent’s football governing body’s approval comes following its inspection of the facility few weeks ago after the Ghana Football Association (GFA) had officially informed it of the decision to play the qualifiers there.
According to a publication by the GFA on Wednesday, the approval by CAF is “contained in a letter signed by CAF Development Officer Raul Chipenda and sent to General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq.) on Sunday, May 1, 2022”.
There will however be further assessment of the stadium through the CAF Match Command Centre (MCC), and in an event that anomalies are detected, “financial sanctions may be imposed on the GFA as per the established CAF grid for lack of technical facilities in the stadium”.
Ghana have been drawn in Group E along with Madagascar, Angola and Central African Republic.