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CAFCC: Samson Siasia Stadium to host Bayelsa United, Sfaxien clash

Africa’s soccer governing body, CAF, has approved the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa for the first leg CAF Confederation Cup clash between Bayelsa United and visiting CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.

Africa’s soccer governing body, CAF, has approved the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa for the first leg CAF Confederation Cup clash between Bayelsa United and visiting CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.

The encounter will hold on Sunday, October 17.

“We acknowledge receipt of the letter request and pre-inspection report with photos and videos of the Samson Siasia Stadium,” reads a letter signed by Mohammed Sidat, CAF’s Club Licensing Senior Manager 1.

“After analysing the information and in accordance with the stadium requirements for the CAF Interclubs 2021-22 season 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 group stages if Bayelsa United qualify for the next round.

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

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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