Two Ghanaian stadium approved for 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Two Ghanaian stadium approved for 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

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Ahead of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released list of stadium currently accepted to host the qualifier matches.

In Ghana, two venues has been pre-approved for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium alongside Cape Coast Stadium are the two Ghanaian stadiums accepted to host with the first round of the qualifiers scheduled for November 2023.

Shockingly, enough the nations Wembley isn’t approved for this national team assignment which is categorised as GRADE ‘A’ games.

Ghana is housed in group I with Mali, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Comoros and Chad.

With FIFA increasing the slots for Africa from five to nine, CAF Executive Committee has announced a new qualification format for 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

In time, past five teams from the African continent secures ticket to the Mundial but now nine teams will directly qualify.

Teams have been drawn into nine groups of six teams. The winner of each group will directly qualify to the World Cup, while the four best group runners-up will participate in play-offs to determine which team will advance to the inter-confederation play-offs.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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