Qatar 2022: NFF confirms March 27 for Nigeria-Ghana clash in Abuja


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed the date for the reverse FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off leg between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Ghana.

In a statement on Tuesday, the federation said the return leg of the play-off will be played at the renovated MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday March 27 in the final leg of a potentially-explosive World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off round.

The NFF also disclosed that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is yet to confirm between “Wednesday, 23rd March or Thursday, 24th March” for the first leg of the encounter billed for the Cape Coast Stadium.

The final leg encounter will be the 59th clash at senior level between both West African giants in a chequered 71 –year rivalry, and will also be the first game involving the Super Eagles at the country’s premium sporting arena since the Eagles defeated Sudan’s Falcons of Jediane 3-1 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on 15thOctober 2014.

Nigeria reached the play-off round after topping a qualifying pool that included Cape Verde, Liberia and the Central African Republic while Ghana emerged from the section that had South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

Super Eagles will be facing the Black Stars with a newly reconstituted technical crew headed by Austin Eguavoen, who has been retained as the team’s technical adviser.

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