"Hawassa City Stadium to host Ethiopia, Sierra Leone Afcon qualifier"

Hawassa City Stadium to host Ethiopia, Sierra Leone Afcon qualifier

The Hawassa City International Stadium will host Ethiopia Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in September.

Both nations will face each other for the first time in one of Group F’s second qualifying matches in the race to Cameroon 2019.

The Ethiopian Football Federation has slated the contest for September 9th 13:00 GMT (16:00 EAT) pm is the kick off time.

The Stadium with a 55,000 capacity is about 275 km south of the capital, Addis-Ababa.

The Walias defeat Seychelles 2-1 at the same venue in their final Afcon qualifier in 2016.

The Stadium is one of the new built that will partly use for the sixth edition of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020.

The stadium hosted eight group A and B matches of the 2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

Meanwhile, the Walias lost their opening Group F qualifier 5-0 in Ghana, while Sierra Leone defeated Kenya 2-1 in June 2017.

"Cameroon 2019 Group F standings"

Cameroon 2019 Group F standings

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