World Cup playoff: CAF approves NFF’s request to allow 60,000 fans in MKO Abiola National Stadium

Ghana clash is beyond just football, says Musa

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have approved the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to have the MKO Abiola National Stadium filled up to capacity when the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on the Black Stars of Ghana in a second-leg 2022 FIFA World Cup double-header playoff qualifier.

It will be recalled that the first-leg encounter between Ghana and Nigeria ended in a 0-0 draw.

CAF initially stated that only 30,000 fans are approved for the highly anticipated encounter citing COVID concerns but agreed to NFF’s request after the first leg was attended by 40,000 fans at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Ashanti.

Bit with the game on Friday witnessing a full capacity, Nigeria has also been granted permission to do so.

The game between Nigeria and Ghana at the MKO Abiola Stadium will decide which of the two teams will represent the continent at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The Super Eagles will now have 60,000 fans to cheer them on when they take on the Black Stars on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the MKO Abiola Stadium.

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