On Monday evening, the lights at Nigeria’s national stadium were turned off during a training session by the Black Stars.
On Monday afternoon, the team landed in Abuja and settled into the Abuja Sheraton.
Otto Addo’s players quickly rushed to the Mashood Abiola Stadium for a training session ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
The Black Stars crew is filmed in the dark with only mobile phone torches providing some light in a popular video of the incident shared on social media.
In what appeared to be the last moments of their training session, the players and other staff members can be heard singing.
Concerning the game on March 29th
On March 25, the Black Stars drew 0-0 with Nigeria in the first leg of their World Cup Qualifying playoff.
The winner of the last leg on March 29, 2022 will be one of five African representatives at the 2022 World Cup.
The event has sparked criticism on Twitter, with Ghanaian journalists and fans mocking Nigerians for failing to get their electrical supply correct while expecting to qualify for the World Cup.
The old power provider Nigeria Electric Power Authority (NEPA) was renamed Never Expect Power Always because of the country’s notoriously bad electricity generation and distribution system.