The government of Liberia has settled with Ghana to pay US$15,000 to use the Accra Sports Stadium as home venue of the senior national football team Lone Star for the forthcoming Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde next month. This follows a previous demand by Ghana for Liberia to pay US$20,000 to host the Lone Star at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Though headed by global football icon George Weah as President, Liberia is one of a couple of countries whose national stadiums could not meet the standards set for the World Cup qualifiers.
The venue, which is one of Ghana’s home options in the series, is available for Liberia only because the Black Stars will be using the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to host Zimbabwe on the same match day.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), on Tuesday, September 21, released a list of approved stadiums for match day 3 and 4 of the African qualifiers and placed the Lone Star in the Ghanaian capital following the agreement between the two governments.
Liberia and Cape Verde are scheduled to slug it out in a doubleheader with the Lone Star hosting the Accra leg first on October 6 before visiting the Blue Sharks three days later.
In their first two qualifying games earlier in September, Liberia hosted and beat the Central African Republic 1-0 in Douala, Cameroon after initially losing away to Nigeria.