The African Football Association (CAF) has banned 12 stadiums, so based on the current location, national teams from 9 countries will not be able to participate in two of its World Cup qualifiers at home in June.
Due to poor infrastructure, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Niger and Sierra Leone cannot enter the region as host countries. The difficult decision will also affect the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya and Uganda, but the qualifiers will be held in these countries on a smaller scale.
CAF stated that it will lift the ban if conditions at the stadium improve significantly by early June.
CAF has recently made a similar decision, but at the last minute of March, before the final round of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, the stadium ban was lifted.
In the Qatar World Cup qualifiers next year, forty African teams will start in groups of four. The top ten finishers will continue the duel in November, and the five winners will advance to the tournament. The first two rounds will be held in June.