The Lat Dior stadium in Thiès is excluded from the stadiums approved by the African Football Confederation (CAF) to host the qualifying matches of the 2022 World Cup.
Sports infrastructure which only had homologation.
provisional CAF, served as a fallback base for the matches of the national team and Senegalese clubs evolving in Interclub competitions.
Consequently, Senegal would be forced to fall back on another pitch against Togo, counting towards the first qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup.
When the Léopold Sédar Senghor stadium was suspended after incidents that occurred during the match against Côte d’Ivoire in the CAN 2013 qualifying round, Senegal had decided to play initially in Conakry (Guinea) before choosing Morocco.
The Lions played against the Cranes of Uganda in Marrakech (1-0) and against the Ivory Coast in Casablanca (1-1).
On the other hand, the two group opponents of Senegal, namely Togo and Congo, in the World Cup qualifiers, will play at home respectively at the Kégué stadium and at the Massamba Débat stadium.
It is in this last infrastructure where the Lions had played against the Red Devils last March during the 5th day of the CAN 2021 qualifiers.
The other team in the pool, Namibia, which must receive Congo for the first day, will be forced to find a fallback stadium, its stadium being suspended because it does not meet the standards.