2022 World Cup qualifiers: Ethiopia to host Ghana in Kenya for matchday 5 tie

Published on: 20 October 2021

Ethiopia will host the Black Stars of Gahn at the Nyayo International Sports Stadium for their matchday 5 of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

This emerges after the Confederations of African Football [Caf] banned the Bahir Sports Stadium in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia was expected to host its next World Cup qualifier against Ghana at the Bahir Dar Stadium on November 11.

However, Caf have declared the Stadium unfit to host international games after its club licensing senior manager, Muhammad F. Sidat recently visited several venues in Ethiopia.

Per the assessment, the stadium failed to meet at least seven of CAF’s requirements which according to the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) included substandard medical facilities, VIP, Media centres and also training facilities.

CAF has given Ethiopia until Oct 20 to provide a replacement venue for the upcoming World Cup qualifier.

On Tuesday, a letter was sent to the Ethiopia Football Federation [EFF] to settle on a new grounds for the game scheduled for next month.

And multiple emerging today suggest that the EFF will host the Black Stars in Nairobi for the game.

Ghana defeated Ethiopia in the first leg at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium in August and will be hoping to complete a double over them to keep the chase on Group G leaders South Africa.

The Black Stars have nine points and sit second in Group G, one point behind leaders South Africa who will also host Zimbabwe in the other game.

Ghana will host South Africa in the last game of the group on November 17 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.