The dates for the next World Cup Qatar 2022 play-offs matches between Ghana and Nigeria have been changed by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), a non-profit organization that identifies itself as an international governing body of association football.
Since originally announced, Ghana’s Black Stars were scheduled to face Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday, March 24 (in the first leg) and Sunday, March 27 (in the second leg), but FIFA believes otherwise, as fresh dates have been set and publicized.
The Ghana Football Association’s official website confirmed the news, taking to their website to notify the revisions.
“The fixture which was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 24 and Sunday, March 27, has been moved to Friday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
“The first leg game will be held in Ghana, at the Cape Coast Stadium on Friday, March 25, whereas the second leg takes place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29.
“The winner of the tie will represent the continent at the World football showpiece which is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022, in Qatar.”
Both Ghana and Nigeria have qualified for the World Cup tournament three times; they appeared in 2006, 2010, and 2014; then 2010, 2014, and 2018; and are now vying for a fourth appearance.