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2022 WCQ: Ethiopia v Ghana matchday 5 game to be played on a neutral grounds - Reports

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
World Cup 2022 WCQ: Ethiopia v Ghana matchday 5 game to be played on a neutral grounds - Reports
OCT 19, 2021 LISTEN

The Black Stars matchday 5 game of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia will be played at neutral grounds.

The crucial game was expected to be played at Adisa Ababa next month, in the final round games.

Ethiopia was expected to host its next world cup qualifier against Ghana at the Bahir Dar Stadium on November 11.

However, reports have emerged that the Confederations of African Football [Caf] have banned the Ethiopian National Stadium in Bahir Dar.

According to the report, the edifice is not in good condition to host Caf sanctioned games or international matches.

The stadium failed to meet at least 7 of CAFs requirements.

CAF has given Ethiopia until Oct 20 to provide a replacement venue for the upcoming World Cup qualifier.

If the Federation fails to report back to CAF within the stipulated period the match will be held in Ghana.

Jimma and Hawassa stadiums have also failed to meet Caf’s requirements to host international games, according to the EFF.

Caf, however, allowed Abebe Bikila stadium to temporarily host international games at junior level as well as matches of Ethiopian Women National Football team.

The game is now likely to be played in Kenya or Sudan.

The Black Stars recorded a 1-0 win at the Cape Coast Stadium in ten matchday 1 game with Mubarak Wakaso scoring the only goal of the game.

Ghana will be hoping to keep their fine start under Milovan Rajevac as they seek to return to the Mundial next year in Qatar.

The Black Stars will however host South Africa at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi in the final Group G game.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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