It’s been over two years since the Liberia national team played a home game at the Samuel Kayon Doe (SKD) Sports Stadium in Paynesville.
The SKD which is the Country’s National stadium duration of renovation continues to extend as the Lone Star is now set to play another home match away from home.
The Liberia Football Association (LFA) president, Mustapha Raji disclosed that the Lone Star will play their first home match in the 2023 Afcon qualifiers against Morocco in Ghana, Senegal or Mauritania.
The Lone Star was last week paired alongside Zimbabwe, South Africa and Morocco in Group K of the 2023 nation’s cup qualifiers.
According to Mr. Raji, the football association is now in negotiations with its counterparts to host the Lone Star’s home match against Morocco slated for May.
The artificial turf project at the SKD Stadium, which started a few weeks ago, is still ongoing.
Following the ban placed on the stadium by FIFA and CAF due to the facility having not fully met the set CAF/FIFA stadium minimum requirements, the government of Liberia in 2021, after earlier spending a little over US$100,000 to carry on renovation works, appropriated in the national budget for fiscal year 2022 the sum of US$1.75 million for the renovation and placement of artificial turf at the stadium.
It is expected that the SKD will be ready to host Liberia’s next home match against South Africa in September.