Cape Coast, Ghana – The Cape Coast Sports Stadium has been ordered to close for renovation by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) due to its failure to meet CAF's stadium standards for international competitions.
The decision comes after an inspection team found the stadium unfit for hosting CAF Senior international matches.
In a statement, CAF expressed regret over the stadium's condition and emphasized that it could not be used for inter-club or CAF and FIFA men's senior national team competitions due to safety concerns.
The closure of the stadium has affected Medeama SC's plans to use it as their home ground for a CAF Champions League group stage fixture. CAF has now advised Medeama SC to find an alternative venue for their matches.
CAF has also called for companies with expertise in modern technology for football stadiums to step in and assist in upgrading the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
The last competitive fixture hosted at the stadium was on September 17, 2023, when Medeama defeated Guinea's Horoya FC 3-1. As the stadium undergoes renovation, the Baba Yara Sports Stadium remains the sole option for Medeama SC.