Feb 8, 2013, 10:29 AM
The Gambia's home ground, together with other African stadiums, were under threat in recent months of being barred from hosting World Cup qualifying matches by FIFA due to poor pitches and facilities in their national stadiums.
Other African Stadiums cleared by FIFA to host their matches included
But football's ruling body has warned it might clamp down again if the improvements ordered are not in place by the start of the second phase of group qualifiers in November.
"In order to play 2010 World Cup qualifiers in stadiums at the level of such a competition, FIFA took the initiative to inspect several stadiums in
"Based on the inspections and thanks to the works already realised since then, FIFA has authorised that these stadiums be used for the preliminary competition matches of the 2010 World Cup.
However, in most cases, FIFA has decided that the present authorisation is conditioned by the mandatory completion of some works by the end of November."
Many African countries were under the threat of having to move their upcoming home matches to neutral venues but now only