The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has provisionally approved the Southern Arena stadium in Bo, Sierra Leone to host the 2023–2024 CAF Champions League Preliminary Round Match No. 5 between Bo Rangers Football Club and LISCR Football Club from Liberia. The match will be played on Saturday, 19 August 2023 at 4:00 PM local time.
The approval was confirmed by the Director of Competition at the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), Sorie Ibrahim Sesay, via WhatsApp.
The Southern Arena stadium was granted a one-match provisional approval after CAF inspected the stadium and found it to meet the required standards.
The first leg of the preliminary round will be played on 18–20 August 2023, and the second leg will be played on 25–27 August 2023. The second leg of the match will be played at the Samuel Kayon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, Liberia on Saturday, 27 August 2023.
Bo Rangers, the champions of the Sierra Leone Premier League, have commenced preparation for their CAF Champions League Preliminary Round showdown against LISCR of Liberia.
Rangers Head Coach, Alhaji Foray, is keen on instilling winning ways in the team as they prepare to take on LISCR of Liberia. He stated,
We know that LISCR are a good team, but we are confident that we can beat them, we have been training hard and we are ready for the challenge
LISCR are the reigning champions of the Liberian Premier League. They are a physical team that likes to play direct football. Bo Rangers will need to be at their best if they want to overcome LISCR and advance to the group stage of the CAF Champions League.
The winner of the preliminary round will face the winner of the match between Horoya AC of Guinea and Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the first round of the CAF Champions League.