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CAF Temporarily Suspends Ban On Liberia Hosting International Qualifiers Until Further Assessment

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Raine Golegio

The Confederation of African Football has temporarily suspended the ban it imposed on the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City near Liberia’s capital Monrovia.

On May 02, 2021 the Confederation of African Football Security and Safety Department banned stadiums in Mali, Senegal, Liberia, Central Africa, Namibia, Malawi, and Burkina Faso from hosting international matches.

The ban is a serious setback to those mentioned African countries ahead of the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Africa.

But in a letter to Liberia Football Association (LFA) secretary-general Isaac Montgomery on 3 May, CAF Deputy Secretary General for football and development, Anthony Baffoe said the SKD is not suspended until a further assessment is conducted by CAF.

Baffoe said the decision was reached following discussions with the Liberia Football Association.

He further added that upon conclusion of the said assessment and inspection, CAF will decide on the approval of the stadium.

The meeting which is scheduled for May 06, 2021 will be held at midday Cairo time (14:00GMT or 2:00PM Liberian time) via  videoconference/zoom with CAF and prominent LFA officials including Secretary General Isaac Montgomery, LFA club licensing manager Alex Nagbo and key SKD stadium authorities.

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