Two months from 3e and 4e days of the CAN 2023 qualifiers, which will take place at the end of March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has sent a circular to its member associations in order to take stock of the stadiums approved to host the qualifying matches.
On the document in question, we note that several countries involved do not have a standard stadium. We find in this category in particular the DR Congo, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Niger, the Central African Republic, Rwanda and Burundi. In this list, the DRC and Guinea had benefited from a derogation for the first two days, unlike for example Burkina Faso and Cape Verde, two nations which had played at “home” in Marrakech in Morocco.
The countries concerned must inform CAF no later than February 7 of the place to which they plan to relocate their match. They can also try to get their stadium approved at the last minute by sending in a pre-inspection report by February 10.
The Olembe stadium is not retained by the @CAF_Online as an enclosure that can host the CAN Côte d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers for this month of March. The @FecafootOfficie has the choice between 4 stadiums (see the doc👇) to host the match of @LIndomitables.#laCHOUAMETTEinfos pic.twitter.com/DPze9Br8kj
— Marc Leonel CHOUAMO (@MarcCHOUAMO) January 31, 2023
The list of countries that do not have an approved stadium for the 3e and 4e CAN 2023 qualifying days:
- DR Congo
- Burkina Faso
- Green cap
- Central African Republic
- Sao Tome
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- Zimbabwe (uncommitted)
- Kenya (not engaged)