Bad lawn case at Yakro stadium: ONS disavows CAF

Côte d’Ivoire was sanctioned with the suspension of its stadiums for two days of the 2021 World Cup qualifiers, on the grounds that neither the lawn of the Yamoussoukro stadium, nor any other lawn in the country, correspond to FIFA standards. The National Sports Office (ONS), however, produced a press release that contradicts this version of the umbrella of African football.

The National Sports Office (ONS) reassures about the Yamoussoukro stadium

The Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire will play their match against the Flames of Malawi, counting for the 4th day of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup on October 10, at the Stade de l’Amitié Général Mathieu Kérékou in Cotonou. This is because of a decision of the African Football Confederation suspending Ivorian stadiums.

“Due to the need to ensure the best conditions in the upcoming qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we regret to inform you that the stadium does not meet all minimum stadium requirements. of CAF and will not be approved for the qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, Days 3 and 4 ”, we can read in the press release from CAF, a confederal body.

« Contrary to reports of the poor quality of the lawn at the Yamoussoukro stadium, the ONS reassures public opinion that this is not the case, » retorts the National Sports Office, which also indicates that the companies co-opted for the maintenance of the lawn are hard at work for the « TOP DRESSING which consists in sanding the lawn for better leveling and good aeration ».

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