The Cabo Verdean Football Association’s technical team have continued preparing for Sunday’s 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) first leg qualification against Sierra Leone.

Head coach Janitor Carvalho listed his final list of 23 players for the doubleheader in Morocco.

On Monday, the home stars took their first official training session at Estádio da Várzea stadium, in Praia, Cape Verde.

The central Atlantic Ocea side will battle with their West African counterparts on Sunday, July 24 in the first leg of this year’s CHAN qualifier at the Stade de Grand Stade de Marrakech, 2 pm Kickoff ( Sierra Leone time).

The return fixture is on Wednesday 27th July at the same venue. The aggregate winner over two-legged matches will face Mali in the next stage. 

Sierra Leone was eliminated by Senegal 4-2 on aggregate during the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifiers. 

Sierra Leone was ineligible for the 2020 tournament due to a FIFA sanction.

Morocco won the last competition for the second time after overcoming Mali 2-0 in a thrilling final at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on February 7 2020, in Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Malian official Sory Ibrahima Keita will be in charge of this tie. Nouhoum Bamba is the R one, Amadou belly Guisse Amadu is the AR 2 and Abdoulaye Sissoko the foruth official.

Sierra Leone’s Songor Koedoyoma is the Covid 19 officer. Match commissioner Mis from Mauritania.

The final tournament is slated to be played in Algeria from 8–31 January 2023.

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