• Fri. Aug 5th, 2022

Cape Coast stadium can’t host Ghana vs Nigeria world cup qualifier – NSA

The Ghana Football Association has been informed that the Cape Coast stadium, which has recently hosted the Black Stars, will be unavailable for Ghana’s next World Cup Qualifiers play-off against Nigeria, according to the National Sports Authority.

The decision was made in response to State Protocol’s decision to organize this year’s Independence Day celebrations in the same location.

Prof. Peter Twumasi, Director-General of the National Sports Authority, stated in a letter that the Cape Coast stadium will be closed to sporting activities so that exterior and beautification work for the independence day celebrations can be completed.

“I respectfully write to inform you of the State Protocol’s decision to organize this year’s Independence Anniversary Celebration at the Cape Coast Stadium on March 6, 2022,” says the letter.

“By this letter, the Ghana Football Association is notified of this decision and advised to seek alternative venues, preferably the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and Accra Sports Stadium, for the March 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff qualifier between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Super Eagles of Nigeria,” the letter continued.

In the 2022 World Cup Play-offs, Ghana’s Black Stars will face Nigeria.

The West African teams will compete in a two-legged competition for a place in the next World Cup in Qatar, following the draw on Saturday afternoon in Cameroon.

The Black Stars beat South Africa 1-0 in their final group qualifying match to secure a playoff berth, while Nigeria’s Super Eagles finished first in their group after a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde in their final match.

The World Cup qualifications’ third round will take place between March 24 and March 29, 2022.

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