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2022 WCQ: Nigeria vs Ghana Play-offs Get New Dates

2022 WCQ: Nigeria vs Ghana Play-offs Get New Dates

The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana have been scheduled for new dates, Completesports.com reports.

NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, made this known in a statement on Monday.

According to Olajire, the first leg billed for Thursday, March 24 at the Cape Coast Stadium, will now take place on Friday, March 25 starting from 7.30pm Ghana time, which will be 8.30pm in Nigeria.

While the second leg initially set for Sunday, 27th March, will now hold at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 29th March, starting from 6pm Nigeria time.

Also Read: Black Stars Keeper Wollacott Makes English League Two Team Of The Week

The winner over two legs in the play-offs will qualify for this year’s World Cup which is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in Qatar.

While the Eagles qualified for the 2018 edition in Russia, the Black Stars missed out.

The last time both teams met in the qualifiers for the World Cup was for the 2002 edition, where they were drawn in the same group.

In a group that had Liberia, Ghana, Sudan and Sierra Leone, the Eagles secured their third World Cup qualification ticket.

By James Agberebi

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  • Mutum 2 years ago

    We have the coach,players to beat Ghana home n away…but the only fear is our goal keeping department. Uzohu should man the post for the crutcial matches.

    • I have rest of mind whenever Uzoho man the post. I’m always scared when Okoye is selected to keep for Super Eagles.

  • Ndubest 2 years ago

    Agreed totally that will should change keeper against Ghana

  • Dr Banks 2 years ago

    Sorry to digress, but I wonder what some of these veteran coaches smoke sometimes, how can Spalleti bench Osimhen in a match they needed a win desperately to keep their title chase alive after Inter dropped 3 points yesterday?

    It’s 57 mins on the clock now and Cagliari has just gone ahead with a goal while Napoli have not muster any meaningful attempt at goals with Petagna and Dres Mertens leading their attack. Yet no Osimhen substitution

    • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

      He wasn’t happy with Osihmen’s runs in the previous match. You could see him gesture to Osihmen from the sidelines to play with sense.

    • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

      Osihmen is in now. Let’s see how he performs. He could be the game changer.

      • Dr Banks 2 years ago

        At least Osimhen managed to rescue a point for them when they were supposed to be top of the league with a win. Spalleti game management seems very poor to me and Napoli is very much unlikely to win the Scudetto at this time when they have a great chance to do.

        The fear of Osimhen by the other teams is sometimes enough to free other strikers to score, not necessary that Osimhen must score in every game but his all round contribution mattered most in the teams success. Even though he didn’t score against Inter Millan but it was the foul against him that won the penalty which Insigne scored.

        Against Barca, the team mates weren’t able to play to his strength, often times Osimhen will make a run down the flanks but nobody in the vicinity to square the ball to. And now against a winnable team he decided to bench him until 66 mins when they were already a goal down and he still made his mark by pulling a goal back to level scores.

        This coach will be the bane that will prevent Napoli from winning the Seria A this season.

        Osimhen is the only reason why I watch Napoli but this coach is really becoming clueless in knowing which game to attack with seriousness. Last time out they beat AC Millan only to go ahead to lose to Spezia the following week.

        • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

          Well said brotherman. I and I always believed in Osihmen. Those coaches are clueless.

    • Bros, him no smoke anything. It’s called player/roster management. Napoli has an important 2nd leg Europa league match in 3 days that’s why he needed to rest the important players. I hope this helps your incuriosity.

  • footballfanatic 2 years ago

    These tacticians are crazy sometimes …I don’t understand Spalletti today.

  • Uzoho should be in goal against ghana.

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