World Cup Qualifier: Why Central African Republic Will Not Play Nigeria In Their Country

It is no longer news that the return leg of the World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR) will be played later today, Sunday in Duoala, Cameroon instead of the Central African Republic.

Not many may, however know the reason for that.

The reason is due to a standing order from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

SWITCH NIGERIA recalls that CAF had in August this year, barred eight countries from hosting World Cup qualifiers.

The countries are Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Namibia and Niger.

CAF took the decision after the countries failed the football body’s venue inspections.

They will instead play their home fixtures at a neutral ground.

CAR defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the first leg and will be looking to complete a stunning double over Gernot Rohr’s men in Douala.

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