CAF Rejects Cape Coast Stadium For Medeama’s Home Games

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has rejected the Cape Coast Stadium as Medeama Sporting Club’s home venue for CAF inter-club competition after an inspection.

In a letter addressed to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), CAF said its inspection revealed the stadium does not meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirements to host CAF Senior international matches.

It added that the functionality, design, comfort, and quality of equipment in the stadiums are currently of great concern.


According to the Federation, the stadium requires a facelift to “fit the modern football stadium requirements and standards”.

“As a result, CAF recommends the closure of the stadium for renovations, while ensuring the hiring of experienced companies with a proven track record in the construction and renovation of modern football stadiums that can provide adequate technical consultancy, architectural support, and operational guidance to perform the required upgrades in accordance with CAF requirements.

“In particular, the general refurbishment plan in the stadium should be based on modern architecture, contemporary design, and high-quality materials with a clear project plan and specific timelines.”

They have thus been urged to select a new venue for inspection.

The development leaves the club with Baba Yara Sports Stadium as the only option in Kumasi for their campaign.

After conducting the group stage draw on October 6, 2023, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Medeama fell into Group D against reigning champions Al Ahly SC, Algeria’s CR Belouizdad, and Tanzania’s Young Africans.

The Tarkwa-based club will play against Al Ahly in Egypt in November before hosting Belouizdad in Ghana in December.

The continental competition’s group stage matches are scheduled to start on November 25, 2023, and end on March 2, 2024.

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