On Wednesday, July 12, 2023, three senior Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) officials met with CAF President Patrice Motsepe and WAFU-A zonal Executive Members at the Sofitel Hotel in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The meeting focused on the CAF playing venue requirement for competitions in all categories.
SLFA President Thomas Daddy appealed to CAF to "reassess their strategy on stadium inspection," noting that "some of the stadiums used in other continents for FIFA World Cup qualifiers are not better than the stadiums banned in Africa."
He also requested that CAF consideration be given to member associations with playable stadium facilities away from the capital with specific reference to Sierra Leone.
The meeting was one of the zonal consultations held ahead of CAF's 45th Ordinary General Assembly, which is scheduled to take place in Abidjan on July 14, 2023.