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CAF Approves 60,000 Fans for Super Eagles Vs Ghana Clash In Abuja

CAF Approves  60,000 Fans for Super Eagles Vs Ghana Clash In Abuja

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have okayed 60, 000 spectators for Nigeria’s 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs second leg tie against the Black Stars of Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the request which was promptly granted by CAF.

CAF initially approved 30, 000 fans for the highly anticipated encounter.

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The continent’s soccer govering body allowed 40,000 fans for the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi on Friday.

The Super Eagles held the Black Stars to a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

The overall winners of the contest will proceed to Qatar 2022.

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  • Bassey 2 years ago

    Sadly Abuja fans present might not even reach 40k…I don’t mind if they open the stadium gates for free. This match is too important, we need the twelfth player(fans). Look at the way the Ghanaian supporters at Kumasi tried to intimidate the SE we need to repay them back…I miss the days when the Nigeria supporters club could intimidate any country with our songs and chants.

  • Four four two 2 years ago

    Its a pity but Abuja fans dont have the predilection to offwr the SE the kind of support Ghana got in Kumasi.Its beat my imagination why this game was taken to Abuja that does not have a fanatic football fans base culture like Calabar, Lagos , Kaduna , Benin and PortHarcourt. You don’t play politics with everything. Granted Abuja is the administrative head quarters of Nigeria but in terms of football it is no where near Lagos , Calabar or any of the aforementioned cities in Nigeria. Accra is the headquarters of Ghana but the football slaughter ground is Kumasi. I strongly believe if that game was played in Accra SE will come away with a win. Every soccer crazy nation has a slaughter ground whr they stage crucial games.Lets take a look at Brazil one of the most successful nations in football. Their Capital city is Brazilia. But their soccer headquarters is Maracanna stadium in Rio de janerio. There u see crazy fans . young girls and boys going naked with songs and dance steps that make their opponent concede defeat even without kicking a ball. In Nigeria those types of fanatic fans are found in abundant in Calabar, Lagos, Benin, portHarcourt, Enugu, and Kaduna.Abuja is too serene , cautious and timid to be SE slaughter ground. So the NNF should look at the aforementioned cities , select onw, developed their stadium and make SE permanent slaughter ground.

  • Ako AMADI 2 years ago

    The NFF must arrange transport of fans from other parts of the nation straight to the stadium! Even if you serve them free lunch in the stadium Abuja people will not go to football matches. They have no football culture.

  • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

    We are coming to ANNEXED Abuja

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Oh I missed Lagos. Lagos is the home of the Super Eagles. Ghanaians should count themselves lucky because the match won’t be played in Lagos.

    However, I am very delighted to hear that the Surulere stadium in Lagos will be available in June this year according to the sports minister Mr. Dare.

    However, don’t worry Nigerians, the 60,000 will be filled up. That is very sure. Government officials/ companies will do whatever it takes to bring people into the stadium. Nigerians love football.

    I believe that this current black stars team is nothing to worry about. Because they played at home in front of their home fans, they had to impressed which they did but on Tuesday, this is where we separat kids from grown men. Them go collect lol.

    Let’s get the job done on Tuesday Nigerians because we are halfway through. God is in control. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

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