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CAF rejects Cape Coast Stadium for Medeama’s CAF Champions League group stage

CAF rejects Cape Coast Stadium for Medeama's CAF Champions League group stage

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to host Medeama SC Champions League group stage.

This comes after the latest inspection exercise done by a team from CAF at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium with CAF stating in a release that the stadium doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to host senior international matches including CAF inter-club group stage games.

Medeama have been given the permission to select another venue approved by CAF to host the group stage matches of the Champions League.

According to the release, CAF says several areas in the stadium require an uplift and renovation in accordance with the CAF requirements, overall indicating that the stadium must be refurbished to fit the modern football stadium requirements and standards.

Medeama wanted to use the Cape Coast Sports Stadium for the CAF Champions League group stage matches after using it throughout the preliminary stages.

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The Ghana Premier League champions now have no other option than to select the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi for the CAF Champions League group stage games as it remain the only stadium in the country that meets the requirements of hosting CAF senior international matches.

Medeama are in Group D of the CAF Champions League alongside the defending champions Al Ahly SC, Algerian champions CR Belouizdad and Tanzanian giants Young Africans.

Medeama will travel to Cairo for the first game against Al Ahly before hosting Belouizdad at the Baba Yara Stadium in the second round.

The Tarkwa-based club next home games will be against Young Africans and Al Ahly.

The CAF Champions League group stage matches are scheduled to begin on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, 2023, and end on March 1 and 2, 2024.

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