The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has informed the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) of the venues approved for CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup pre-qualifying games in the 2022/23 season.
According to the list of stadiums in 39 nations that have received a CAF license, it has been confirmed that Bahir Dar Stadium will host a CAF Champions League match.
The Champions League match between Saint George and Sudan’s Al Hilal, as well as the Confederations Cup encounter between Faisal Kenema and Burundi’s Bunamuru Club, will be played at Bahar Dar Stadium.
This license is used for pre-qualifying games, according to the statement given with the list, but it will be re-evaluated for group games.
St. George, the 2021/22 Betking Ethiopian Premier League (EPL) champions, will meet Sudanese side Al Hilal in the first preliminary round of the CAF Champions League on September 9, 2022 at Bahir Dar stadium.
In the CAF Confederation Cup, Fasil City, runner-up of the 2021/22 season, will meet Bunamuru of Burundi in the first leg of the preliminary round from September 9 to 11, 2022, with the return matches slated for a week later.
Fasil Kenema will also play a home game at Bahir Dar Stadium.
It should be noted that CAF prohibited Bahir Dar Stadium from holding any international matches. The African football governing body discovered that the stadium did not meet requirement’s to host an international match.
The EFF was given the opportunity to suggest an alternate stadium for the competition.