NIGERIA Sticks one into Ghana's Eyes....Demands 10,000 tickets in 16,000-seat Accrra Stadium

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NIGERIA Sticks one into Ghana's Eyes....Demands 10,000 tickets in 16,000-seat Accrra Stadium

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REVEALED: NFF Demands 10, 000 Tickets For Ghana-Nigeria World Cup Play-off ... p-play-off
REVEALED: NFF Demands 10, 000 Tickets For Ghana-Nigeria World Cup Play-off
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By Our Correspondent

Ahead of the first leg playoff of the 2022 World Cup final qualification series between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Super Eagles of Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have requested for 10, 000 tickets, can report.

The Cape Coast Stadium, venue for the titanic clash takes just 15,000 spectators.

According to sources at Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, as quoted by several news outlets in the former Gold Coast nation, they have received a letter requesting for match tickets from their Nigerian counterparts seeking to attend the first-leg match in Cape Coast.

The stadium situated in the Central Region of Ghana admits only 15,000 spectators with the NFF requesting more than half of the actual capacity.

This means the Nigeria wants to outnumber even the home team supporters at 4:1 before the second leg is played in Abuja to decide which team goes through to the global tournament.

With sponsors and other partners likely to take a chunk of the tickets, it is even impossible for the home side to get half of the tickets available let alone the visiting team.

However FIFA regulations demand that the visiting team are given a sizable portion of the tickets but not half of it.

This means Nigeria will not even get 7,500 per the distribution of the tickets and could settle for between 2,000 to 5,000 tickets with the number they are to be given likely to be 3,000 tickets.

If this arrangement is agreed, the Nigerians are expected to reciprocate the gesture when the second leg match is played in Abuja on the 29th of this month.

CAF have approved 30, 000 tickets to be sold to fans in the return leg in Abuja.

The NFF have made advanced preparations ahead of the crucial encounter against their West Africa rivals on 25th and it shows they are leaving no stones unturned ahead of the game.

Ghana host Nigeria on March 25, 2022 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before traveling to Abuja for the second leg on March 29 at the Mashood Abiola Stadium.

The Cape Coast Sports Stadium has been the home of the Black Stars during the World Cup qualifiers.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the venue for the Ghana-Nigeria cracker could be changed following damages on the turf when Ghana marked her 65th Independence Day on March 6 in the stadium.
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