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CAF Okays 60,000 Fans For Nigeria vs Ghana Word Cup Playoff in Abuja

The Confederation of African Football, CAF has approved 60,000 spectators for the clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Black Stars of Ghana for the second leg of their World Cup playoff in Abuja.

The fixture billed to hold Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the renovated Moshood Abiola National Stadium, got the assurance of the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure safety and security for the game.

A statement by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will give free bus rides to fans. The buses will be at Keffi, Auta Balefi, Masaka, Maraba, Nyanya, Orozo, Kurudu, Jikoyi, Suleja Madalla, Zuba, and DeiDei.

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Other places include Kubwa, Gwagwalada, Kuje, Lugbe, Mpape, Life Camp, Eagle Square, Old Parade Ground, Area 3, Kabusa, Apo Mechanic, and Gwarinpa – all leading to the Abuja Stadium.

In another statement, the football body said it has, alongside the sports ministry, bought 20,000 tickets for Super Eagles fans.

This is part of the moves to fill up the stands and give the Super Eagles the much-needed support for the game.

“We will buy 20,000 of the tickets and give them to fans at designated centres on Monday and Tuesday morning. We want to ensure maximum support for the Super Eagles by filling up the stands,” the NFF quoted the sports minister, Sunday Dare, to have said after a meeting of the organizing committee for the match.

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“The NFF has done well to secure maximum capacity of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium for the match.”

According to the NFF 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko, a full house for the Super Eagles will ginger the team to get a ticket for the competition.

“It is a very big match and we need the maximum support for our team.

The players have expressed a desire for a full house, just as the Ghanaians had in Kumasi,” he said.  “We want to thank the Ministry for initiating this move.”

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The first leg of the game ended goalless in Kumasi on Friday, March 25, 2022.

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