Since Guinea-Bissau does not have a CAF-approved football stadium, the highly anticipated first leg match between Nigeria and the other West African neighbor will take place in another country.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has approved the request of African football federations to host the AFCON 2024 qualifying matches in Morocco.
“In response to a request from a number of African football federations, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation has agreed to host three matches in Morocco in March” as part of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the FRMF said in a statement.
Matches to be held in Morocco will include Togo v Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau v Nigeria and Gambia v Mali.
The next AFCON was supposed to take place this year, but it was moved to January 2024 due to weather problems in Côte d’Ivoire.
Over the years, Morocco has hosted a number of continental competitions in various stadiums, bolstering the North African country’s bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2025.