Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) Director of Competition, Sorie Ibrahim Sesay has confirmed that the Football Association is currently in search of a matching venue to host the senior national team, Leone Stars 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

In an exclusive interview with Concord Sports, the SLFA Director of Competition stated that Sierra Leone cannot play home matches in Freetown as the Siaka Stevens Stadium which is currently under renovation did not meet the African football governing, CAF requirements in terms of standard of the facility.

The Association is currently looking for options where the home matches would be played. We are currently in contact with neighboring Countries and other African Countries to come to our aid with match venue and we are expecting a positive result as we have a good relationship with the Football Federations in Africa,” Sesay said citing the last Women’s Youth Under-20 qualifiers and African Women’s Championship which was held in Liberia as well as the Stadium in Guinea where Sierra Leone played its last 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin.

According to the SLFA Competition Director, the AFCON qualifiers will start in June this year and Leone Stars are expected to play at least three matches from the 1st to the 14th of June before rounding off  the qualifiers in the last week of September 2022 for Match day 5 and 6