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Gambia Football Federation sends delegation to Senegal to assess venue for 2023 AFCON Qualifiers

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Gambia Football Federation sends delegation to Senegal to assess venue for 2023 AFCON Qualifiers

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) is currently in talks with the Senegalese Football Federation to play their home matches of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers at the Abdoulaye Wadda Stadium.

The Gambia Football Federation has sent a fact-finding team to Senegal to assess the stadium facilities of Stade Lat Dior in Thies and Abdoulaye Wadda Stadium. The team comprises of officials from GFF, events management committee of GFF and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

The Confederation of African Football banned the Independence Stadium in Bakau from hosting international matches. Gambia won against Chad during the preliminary qualifiers. They are expected to play against South Sudan during the qualifiers of the AFCON 2023 to be held in Ivory Coast.

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Upon return to Banjul, the mission team will be expected to present recommendations to the GFF and the Ministry of Youth and Sports which will then determine the choice of venue of the qualifier after which the public shall be informed.

Guinea Bissau and Liberia are also currently discussing with Senegalese Football Federation to play their home games of the AFCON 2023 qualifier.