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FIFA revises Ghana, Nigeria World Cup play-off dates

BY: Bernard Neequaye
A line up of the Black Stars at the 2021 AFCON
A line up of the Black Stars at the 2021 AFCON

FIFA has revised the dates for next month's World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying play-off matches between Ghana and Nigeria.

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 respectively.

The first leg will take place at the Cape Coast Stadium with the second leg set to take place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

The winner of the tie will be part of five of Africa representation at World football's showpiece which is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in Qatar.

Ghana's interim coach, Otto Addo is expected to name his squad for the two-leggered encounter with new faces set to be given the chance to feature for the Black Stars.

The Stars failed to qualify from the group stages of the recently-held Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun after finishing fourth in Group C behind Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.