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CAF CL: Medeama cannot play at any stadium in Ghana if…. – Club licensing board

According to Julius Ben Emunah, Medeama SC cannot play at any stadia in Ghana should they make it to semi - finals of this season's CAF champions league

No stadium in Ghana currently can boast of hosting any CAF Inter-Club competitions beyond group stage matches, the Club Licensing Board has indicated.

Owning to this fact, none of Ghana’s representatives in the 2023/24 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup – Medeama SC and Dreams FC can play it home grounds should they go far in the competition.

Medeama SC who are Ghanaian champions have been paired with Remo Stars FC from Nigeria in the CAF Champions League preliminary round whiles Dreams FC will also play Milo FC of Guinea as FA winners.

Medeama will host the Nigerians in Ghana for the first leg before traveling Abuja for the second leg fixture. The CAF Champions League preliminary round has been scheduled for August 18-September 30, 2023.

The Tarkwa-based club is expected to use Cape Coast Sports Stadium as its home venue for the preliminary round in the absence of their favorite T&A Stadium in Tarkwa which is under reconstruction.

Dreams FC on the other hand are yet to announce a venue for inspection as it home ground for the competition.

Projecting the chances of Medeama SC in the season’s competition, Julius Ben Emunah who is the Club Licensing Department manager believes even if the ‘Yellow and Mauve’ club advance beyond the group stage and reached the semi – finals of their Africa campaign there is no stadium in Ghana that can host matches at that stage of the competition.

“Medeama SC cannot play at any venue in Ghana should they make the semifinals of the CAF Champions League,” Mr. Emunah told Agrofie via Onua TV in an interview.

ALSO READ: Medeama to face Remo Stars in Champions League prelims.

He continued that despite having major stadiums in the country that does not meet FIFA and CAF standard, the governing body of African football, CAF, has commended Ghana as one of the federations doing well in club licensing.

He made the revelation during the interview when discussion about standard of pitches in Ghana coupled with Ghana premier League clubs meeting requirements of the club licensing board ahead of the new season in September.

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