The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has announced that the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana will be the venue to host the CAF Confederation Cup game between Algeria’s ES Setif and South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.

The game which was initially scheduled to be played Setif on Wednesday, 10th March, has now been moved to Accra due to the Algerian government’s suspension of all travel to and from certain African nations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including restrictions on South Africa.

As a result, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was asked to host the match in Accra and were more than happy to host the match.

According to the GFA, all stakeholders have been informed and were ready and eager to extend the usual Ghanaian hospitality to the participating clubs.

Accra Sports Stadium Ghana

Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana. (Photo by Haydn West/Getty Images)

ES Setif would be making their second trip to Accra inside a month having faced Asante Kotoko already previously.

The GFA said it was working closely with the Ghanaian government’s COVID-19 response team to ensure that officials and players of both clubs go through the necessary coronavirus protocols during their stay in Ghana.

Ghana FA also mentioned that on the commercial front, this was a great opportunity for hotels, marketing companies, production houses, and television channels to get business from both the clubs and CAF as well.

The match will be played on 10th March itself as we get set for the tournament to start.

ES Setif and Orlando Pirates are a part of Group A that also features Egyptian champions Al Ahly and Nigerian giants Enyimba FC in what will be a tricky group.