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It will be full capacity crowd at Baba Yara Stadium on Friday



The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given clearance for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to admit 40,000 spectators to watch Friday’s clash between Ghana and Nigeria.

The Black Stars will host the Super Eagles on Friday, March 25, 2022, in what will be the first leg of the tie in the playoff round of the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

“The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved Ghana’s request to admit 40,000 spectators for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off first leg match against Nigeria at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

“This comes after the Ghana Football Association request to play the game in full capacity stadium following the laid-down rules by CAF,” a communiqué from the GFA said on Wednesday night.

It continues, “The GFA consequently advise all Ghanaians to obey all laid-down safety and security measures strictly to first and foremost have a successful match and also to avoid any sanctions from CAF and FIFA.

“Meanwhile, fans are advised to strictly adhere to the designated spectator and stakeholders entry points and gates for verification of their tickets.”


Friday’s encounter is scheduled to kick off at 8.30pm Nigerian time.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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