CAF approves Samson Siasia Stadium for Bayelsa United, CS Sfaxien game

Samson Siasia Stadium

CAF approves Samson Siasia Stadium for Bayelsa United, CS Sfaxien

The Confederation of African (CAF) has approved the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, Bayelsa , for the first leg CAF Confederation Cup clash between the Bayelsa United of Nigeria and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.

The is scheduled for Sunday, 17.

It was confirmed in a letter conveying the approval sent by email to the NFF Secretary-General, Sanusi and signed by Mohammed Sidat, CAF’s Club Licensing Senior Manager 1 (Development ).

A statement, issued by the Press Secretary, to the Bayelsa State Governor, Daniel Alabrah, on Wednesday, also confirmed the approval.

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The approval puts to rest speculations about the stadium, particularly its football pitch’s eligibility for the continental games involving Bayelsa United.

The letter stated: “We acknowledge receipt of the letter request and pre-inspection with photos and videos of the Samson Siasia Stadium.

“After analysing the information and in accordance with the stadium requirements for the CAF Interclubs 2021-22 Second Preliminary Round, we inform you that the stadium is approved for this round”.

The letter also indicated that another inspection might be required for the stages if Bayelsa United qualify for the next round.

In the first round played at the same stadium on September 19, Bayelsa United overpowered AS Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea 4-2.

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