The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has ordered a full inspection of Sierra Leone’s main international venue, the Siaka Stevens Stadium, before deciding whether it is fit to host a rescheduled match against Benin.
The Leone Stars eagerly anticipated Group L 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier was called off ahead of kick-off on March 30 owing to a Covid-19 controversy.
SLFA’s Club’s Licence manager Sorie Ibrahim Sesay must compile a field inspection report, including photos and video evidence, to CAF not later than Thursday 13th, May 2021.
Caf will then decide on the approval of the Stadium and location of the final Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualifier after receiving the reports.
Meanwhile, the SLFA has accepted CAF’s decision to play to end any Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) speculations.
The SLFA proposed the following dates for the Leone Stars decider 12th, 13th or 14th June 2021 in Freetown.
The proposed dates and venue subject to the African football body approval.
Benin only needs a draw whilst Sierra Leone must win to qualify at Benin’s expense to be sure of qualification to the Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon in 2022.
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