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Unapproved stadiums, and playoffs postponed?

Unapproved stadiums, and playoffs postponed?

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially announced the list of approved stadiums to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Many countries have not acquired an accredited stadium, which should impose a delay in the days.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has long threatened to impose sanctions on various African countries whose stadiums were not up to par, but to no avail.

Yesterday, the ax officially fell. Important countries on the African football scene like Mali did not have an approved stadium. Worst of all: if Djibouti, the Greens’ first opponent, were to own the Guled Stadium, neither Niger nor Burkina Faso would have a stadium. Worst of all: a huge nation like Senegal, which was destined to serve as a backup base for Burkina, did not have any stadium that the federation agreed to.

For Algeria, pending the arrival of the new stadium in Oran and the other stadiums under construction (Baraki, Tizi Ouzou, Bouira in particular), both the July 5 stadium and the Mustapha Chaker stadium were approved.

The astonishing situation would have prompted the target countries to request a postponement of the start of the qualifiers that were to be held next June. This request could have been accepted by the CAF, which nevertheless threatened the various national federations early on.

This new contempt comes to discredit African football, which has already been seriously damaged by the convictions against Ahmed Ahmed. As for the Greens, the next international rest period may be vacated from their matches.

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DZfoot.com