The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the use of the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja for the Nigeria and Ghana 2022 world cup playoff.
Naija News understands that the playoffs would start in March 2022 and the first leg of the march will be held in Accra while Nigeria will also host Ghana in Abuja in the return leg of the face-off.
Nigeria vs Ghana match first game will be played on 23rd March while the return will be played on 29th March.
Naija News reports that the venue approval was contained in a memo dated February 3, 2022, and addressed to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary and signed by CAF development director, Raul Chipenda.
However, CAF has ordered that all necessary fixes including the pitch, floodlights and dressing room at the MKO Abiola stadium be done and made up to the required standards before their second inspection visit.
Recall that the Super Eagles played their home fixtures during the initial rounds of the World Cup qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
See below list of African countries involved in the playoff
Egypt and Senegal
Cameroon and Algeria
Ghana and Nigeria
DR Congo from Morocco
Mali and Tunisia
Meanwhile, Tottenham is set to make a move for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen this summer after the Italian club rejected an offer for the 23-year-old Nigeria international in January. (Football Insider)
Arsenal is set to spend around 180m this summer on Portuguese Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, both 24, and Real Sociedad’s Sweden striker Alexander Isak. age 22. (Sun).
Newcastle will revive their interest in Lille’s Sven Botman, 22 if the club avoids relegation after failing to land a Dutch defender in January. (Athletic).
But Botman is attracting interest from Tottenham, who are also monitoring Inter Milan and Italy defender Alessandro Bastoni, 22, and Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol, 20, who is based at RB Leipzig. (Telegraph)
This article was originally published on Naija News