The Kingdom of Morocco has granted Liberia the use of Grand Stade de Tanger for their remaining two matches on Match Day 5 & 6 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers next month following a request from the Liberia Football Association (LFA) to its Moroccan counterparts.
Early in the week, Liberia lost the bid to host their remaining two Group C World Cup Qualifiers in Monrovia following yet another failed inspection of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.
CAF Inspector Ivan Bayige Kintu report following an ‘’Independent Stadium Inspection visit’’ at the weekend sent to CAF, which was served the LFA said, ‘’The SKD doesn’t meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirements and consequently will not be approved for the qualifying matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Match Day 5 & 6.’’
The report said the stadium still lacks several CAF criteria and requirements in order to host international senior competitions making specific emphasis to the playing pitch.
Therefore, following confirmation from the Royal Morocco Football Federation (RMFF), Liberia will host Nigeria at the Grand Stade de Tanger on November 11 at 16:00Hrs GMT and Central African Republic (CAR) on November 15 at 16:00Hrs GMT.
Grand Stade de Tanger was inaugurated in April 26, 2011 with a capacity of 45,000 people and is home to IR Tanger, a top tier Moroccan club.