Ghana To Play Nigeria In Accra or Kumasi as Cape Coast is Used For Another Purpose

Ghana To Play Nigeria In Accra or Kumasi as Cape Coast is Used For Another Purpose

  • Ghana's FIFA World Cup qualifier play-offs against Nigeria will be played in either Accra or Kumasi
  • The National Sports Authority has asked the Ghana Football Association to consider Accra or Kumasi for the game
  • The Cape Coast Stadium which has been used for Ghana's home games throughout the qualifiers is serving a different purpose in March

The Black Stars of Ghana will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their 2022 World Cup qualifier play-offs at either the Accra Sports Stadium or the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

The National Sports Authority has informed the Ghana Football Association to consider the two venues for March's crucial game.

According to the NSA, the Cape Coast Stadium which was used for Ghana's home games since the start of the qualifiers will serve as the grounds for this year's independence celebrations.

The Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium. SOURCE: Twitter/ @Gh_NSA
Kumasi Sports Stadium will host the Ghana versus Nigeria game. SOURCE: Twitter/ @Gh_NSA
Source: Twitter

This leaves the FA with only two choices, the Accra Sports Stadium and the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

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Ghana will have to communicate the change to CAF, as the rules stipulate, a nation must confirm its venue three months to a match.

The Black Stars will play Nigeria on March 21, 2022, in Ghana before travelling to Lagos in seven days time for the second leg.

The winner of the two-legged game qualifies for the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.

The four-time African champions are hoping to make a return to the World Cup after missing the 2018 edition in Russia.

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The three players received red cards during the Africa Cup of Nations and will not be available for the game in March.

Andre Ayew, who is captain of the Black Stars, picked up a red card in the final group game against Comoros after lunging his feet at Comoros goalkeeper Ben Moina. He was sent off after just 25 Minutes as Ghana went on to lose 3-2.

Source: Sports Brief News