ACCRA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected the Accra Sports Stadium as the venue for next week's Total CAF Confederation Cup game between Algerian side ES Setif and Orlando Pirates of South Africa, the Ghana Football Association announced on its official site Wednesday.
The game which was originally scheduled for Setif, Algeria on March 10, has been moved to the Ghanaian capital because the Algerian government has suspended all sea and air travels between it and some African countries and regions including South Africa.
As a result, the GFA was called upon for Accra to host the match. All stakeholders have been informed and are ready and eager to extend the usual Ghanaian hospitality to the participating clubs.
Setif will be making their second trip to Accra in three weeks following last month's contest against Asante Kotoko which they won 2-1.
The GFA said it is working closely with the government COVID-19 response team to ensure that officials and players of both clubs go through the necessary COVID-19 protocols during their stay in Ghana. Enditem