Monrovia – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has, for the third time, banned the Samuel Kanyon Doe (SKD) Sports Complex for hosting international matches.

It can be recalled last week, Liberia requested CAF to do a reinspection of the SKD in an attempt to host its last two 2022 World Cup Qualifiers against Nigeria and the Central African Republic.

CAF’s Ugandan Club Licensing Officer, Ivan Bayige Kintu inspected the stadium last week but informed Liberian football authorities that the SKD does not fully meet the set CAF Stadium minimum requirements to host international matches.

“Reference to the reinspection visit conducted by CAF in Samuel Kanyon Doe Complex as part the stadiums’ assessment for homologation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022-African qualifiers, based on the inspection report, while we commend the efforts made to improve the stadium in the past period, we regret to inform you that the stadium still does not fully meet the set CAF Stadium minimum requirements and consequently will not be approved for the qualifying matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matchday 5 and 6,” CAF said in a letter to Liberia Football Association (LFA) Secretary-General, Isaac Montgomery.

CAF letter continued, “Unfortunately, following the various inspections conducted by CAF to the SKD, the stadium still lacks several CAF criteria and requirements in order to properly host international senior competitions.

Kindly note that in accordance with the CAF Stadium inspection and approval procedure, before a stadium can be re-approved, all the comments and remarks must be strictly respected and implemented and a follow up-reinspection by CAF must confirm,” CAF noted. Source: Smart News Liberia

Main photo: SKD  

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