Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – On November 19, 2023, Sierra Leone is set to host Egypt at the 22,000-capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex Stadium in Paynesville, Liberia, for their second fixture in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualification campaign. This significant match marks an important step in the journey toward World Cup qualification.
The decision to hold this match in Liberia rather than Sierra Leone is due to the ongoing rehabilitation of the Siaka Stevens Stadium, which is expected to be completed by 2024. Sierra Leone’s opening match in the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers is slated to take place on November 15 in Casablanca, Morocco, against Ethiopia.
The Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex Stadium, commonly known as SKD Stadium, is a versatile sporting venue that forms a part of the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. Built in 1986, it primarily serves as a football stadium and features an athletics track. Over the years, the stadium has also hosted reggae concerts, political rallies, provided refuge for internally displaced persons, and even served as a centre for Ebola treatment. BT/6/11/2023