July 5, 2022

FIFA WCQ: CAF postpones Nigeria, Ghana game

By Allan Damba
The Super Eagles of Nigeria before they faced Sudan | Adepoju Tobi Samuel - OgaNla Media

Africa’s football governing body, CAF has announced new dates for the FIFA World Cup playoff games between powerhouses, Nigeria and Ghana.

CAF, late on Monday, announced that Ghana will host the first leg in Cape Coast on March 25 instead of the initial date (March 24).

The second leg, which was slated for March 27 is now bound to happen two days later (March 29) at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, in Abuja.

However, the governing body did not specify the reasons for the changes in the dates of the ties.

Ghana players join Andre Ayew in celebration after his winner against South Africa in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers | Ghana FA Image

According to The Guardian newspaper, Super Eagles coaches, Augustine Eguavoen and Emmanuel Amuneke, have been on a tour of Europe to discuss with some of the players expected to make the country’s team for the games as part of the preparations.

Their camp, in a bid to ready themselves for the matches, will open on March 20, which is five days before the first leg of the tie.

Meanwhile, Ghana has also started preparing for the qualifiers with the country’s FA settling for former Black Stars player, Otto Addo as head Coach.

Ghana, which failed to make the second round of the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations, sacked their manager, Milovan Rajevan, immediately after the competition.

Addo, 46, is an assistant coach at German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund, with youth development his major focus.

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