Liberia Tells CAF/FIFA “SKD Will Not Be Ready To Host 2022 World Cup Qualifiers”

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Liberian Football authorities are searching for a home away from home after the country confirmed that the SKD Sports Complex will not be ready in time to host the October FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Liberia was due to host two home matches in October, but sports authorities have now told CAF and FIFA that works at the stadium will not be completed by the time of the next inspection.

Deputy Sports Minister Andy Quamie told The Monrovia Times at the weekend that there was no need for CAF to send its inspectors to Liberia as technicians working on the SKD playing pitch has informed the Youth and Sports Ministry that the pitch will not be ready for the home fixtures.
A communication to that effect has been sent to CAF.

In the communication to CAF, LFA asked the continent football governing body to consider Ghana as its home venue for Liberia’s Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifier with Cape Verde until which time the SKD pitch will be ready for the two home matches against Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR).

Liberia was hopeful of playing home to Cape Verde on 6 October before traveling on the island four days later for the reverse World Cup qualifier if SKD was authorized following the 12-13 September “Re-inspection visit”.

The LFA is said to be holding discussions with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) for the use of its stadium to host Match Day 3, Liberia v Cape Verde.

Meanwhile, the MYS has informed the LFA that everything will be done to ready the SKD pitch for “Re-inspection” in November for Match Day 5 & 6.

Liberia is currently second in Group C three points shy of leaders Nigeria scheduled visit to Monrovia on Match Day 5 after two rounds of matches in the second round of Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.

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