The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has closed Cape Coast Stadium for repairs ahead of Ghana’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia next month.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) granted the GFA partial permission to use the facility for the upcoming home game against Ethiopia, but requested that certain issues be addressed prior to the game.
With construction set to begin, the GFA has relocated Ebusua Dwarfs’ home games in the Ghana Premier League and MTN FA Cup to the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina for the time being.
“Ebusua Dwarfs FC will play its upcoming Ghana Premier League and MTN FA Cup home matches at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina,” the GFA said on Monday in a statement on its website.
“This is due to works on improving the pitch and other facilities at the Cape Coast Stadium to meet the required FIFA/CAF standards ahead of Ghana’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia.
“Dwarfs will, however, return to the Cape Coast Stadium after the Black Stars match for the remaining league and MTN FA Cup matches.
“The Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association are working feverishly to ensure that the Cape Coast Stadium is in the best of shape in line with FIFA standards to host all three World Cup qualifying matches of the Black Stars.
“The Association will continue to engage all stakeholders to ensure that Ghana hosts the upcoming qualifying match against Ethiopia next month and subsequent ones successfully at the Cape Coast Stadium.”