Information from Ghana has revealed that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has rejected Nigeria’s request for 10,000 match tickets for Friday’s crunchy World Cup play-off.
Instead the Ghanaians have allocated 2,000 tickets for for Nigerian fans in a stadium that can hold 40, 528 spectators.
According to Ghanaweb, this was confirmed by the Communication Director of the National Sports Authority, Charles Amofa, who said Nigeria requested 10,000 tickets for the game but the sports authority decided against the request and rather allocated 2,000 tickets to traveling fans which he noted was in accordance with FIFA regulations.
With the increasing interest and tension build-up ahead of the crucial tie scheduled for Friday, this will be worrying to Nigerian fans in the Ashanti Region who are likely to exceed the allocated ticket slots.
According to MyNigeria, Nigerian fans are gearing up to make long trips across Ghana to witness the tie. WhatsApp chats on the official platform of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club – Ghana chapter indicate that supporters groups are coordinating country-wide to ensure the Super Eagles get maximum support before and after the game.