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Qatar 2022: NFF Confirms Date for Ghana vs Nigeria World Cup Qualifier

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

The Nigeria Football Federation last Tuesday confirmed the date of the reverse FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off leg between Nigeria and Ghana to the Confederation of African Football,

In a statement, NFF said Nigeria and Ghana will face off in a pitched battle at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, March 27.

NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire, described the final leg clash as a ‘potentially–explosive’.

‘Ghana Football Association now has to confirm whether the first leg inside the Cape Coast Stadium will be on Wednesday, 23rd March or Thursday, 24th March,’ the statement said.

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 15th October 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