CAF shifts dates of Ghana-Nigeria World Cup playoffs


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fixed new dates for the 2022 FIFA World Cup two-legged play-off matches between Super Eagles and Black Stars.


Ademola Olajire, communication director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), confirmed the postponement in a statement on Monday.


According to the statement, the first leg at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana, which was initially scheduled to take place on March 24, will now hold on March 25.


The return leg, which was initially slated for March 27, at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, will now be played on March 29.


 “The Nigeria Football Federation was on Monday notified by the Confederation of African Football that the FIFA World Cup play-off round between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana will now take place on new dates,” the statement read.


 “The opening leg at the Cape Coast Stadium will now take place on Friday, 25th March, starting from 7.30pm Ghana time, which will be 8.30pm in Nigeria. It was earlier scheduled to be played on Thursday, 24th March.


“As against the earlier date of Sunday, 27th March, the return match between both fierce rivals will now hold at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, 29th March, starting from 6pm Nigeria time.”


The winner of both legs will be one of the five representatives from Africa at the perennial mundial in Qatar later in the year.

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