Thousands of Super Eagles fans in Kumasi are organizing massively for the first leg tie of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff game between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana.
The game which was originally scheduled to be staged at the Cape Coast Stadium has been moved to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The Cape Coast Stadium failed to meet the standard of CAF and FIFA after the country’s 65th anniversary celebration.
The Black Stars will host their rivals, the Super Eagles of Nigeria on March 25 before the reverse game in Abuja on March 29.
Nigerians and Super Eagles fans in Kumasi are preparing to hire buses from all over the country to bring their fans to the stadium. They are also preparing hotels for those who will come from Nigeria.
The winner of the tie will book a slot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Nigeria has played against Ghana more than any other country in the world in football, with a total of 57 senior matches between both countries in 71 years.
Ghana has won 19 of those clashes with Nigeria winning 16, with 19 of the games ending in a draw.
The two teams most recent encounter ended in a 0-0 in Accra with the Eagles winning 3-0 in Port Harcourt to qualify for the 2002 finals in Korea/Japan.
Ghana and Nigeria have clashed in qualifying campaigns for the 1962, 1970, 1974, and 2002 World Cup finals.