Super Eagles Face perennial rivals Ghana for World Cup spot, Salah Faces Mane
- Nigeria will battle with battle eternal rivals Ghana for a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
- The draw for the 2022 World Cup playoffs was conducted in Douala, Cameroon on Saturday, January 22
- The World Cup playoffs is a two-legged affair and will be played in March 2022
Nigeria has been drawn to face arch-rivals Ghana for a spot at the 2022 World Cup holding in Qatar as the draws were conducted on Saturday, January 22 in Douala, Cameroon.
The Super Eagles will be bidding to qualify for a sixth world cup appearance having previously represented Africa at the biggest football showpiece in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010 and 2014 with only 2006 the last time Nigeria failed to qualify for the World Cup.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have scheduled the dates for the playoffs in the month of March with the Ghanaians hosting the first leg in Accra in March while the reverse fixture will be played in Nigeria on March 29.
In other fixtures, Senegal will battle Egypt, Cameroon will take on Algeria, Dr Congo tackles Morocco and Mali will trade tackles with Tunisia.
Below are the full fixtures:
2022 WORLD cup Play-off Fixtures
Egypt Vs Senegal
Cameroon Vs Algeria
Ghana Vs Nigeria
DR Congo Vs Morocco
Mali Vs Tunisia
The winners over the two legs will represent the African continent at the World Cup to be hosted in Qatar starting November 2022.
Ghana sack coach Milovan Rajevac after disastrous AFCON campaign
Earlier Sportsbrief reported The Ghana Football Association has sacked Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac following the country's poor 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Serbian trainer leaves four months after replacing C.K Akonnor as head coach of the national team.
According to reports, the FA will be releasing an official statement to confirm the departure of the coach on Saturday, January 22, 2021.
Milovan Rajevac supervised the four times African Champions to their worst ever Nations Cup, after failing to win a single game at the tournament in Cameroon.
The Black Stars exited AFCON 2021 at the group stage, the first time since 2006 in Egypt.