The Federal Ministry of Youth Development and Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have purchased 20,000 tickets for Super Eagles fans.
According to them, this is in line with their commitment to gain full support at home in the final battle of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers on Tuesday against the Black Stars of Ghana.
The first leg played on Friday last week ended in a goalless draw in Kumasi.
Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has confirmed that the aim is to fill the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja and cheer the Nigerian team to victory.
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“We will buy 20,000 of the tickets and give them to fans at designated centers on Monday and Tuesday morning,” he said. “We want to ensure maximum support for the Super Eagles by filling the stands.
“The NFF did the right thing in securing maximum capacity at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium for the game. This decision will guarantee us a full house, if you also consider the efforts that the ticketing rights holder, Africa Independent Television, has put in on their own.
NFF second vice-chairman Shehu Dikko said the ministry and football body believed the sold-out crowd would spur the Super Eagles to earn a seventh ticket to the FIFA World Cup final. FIFA Tuesday night.
“It’s a very big game and we need maximum support for our team,” he said. “The players expressed a desire to sell out, just like the Ghanaians did in Kumasi. We would like to thank the ministry for initiating this process.
Tuesday’s clash between Nigeria and Ghana at the MKO Stadium on Tuesday is perhaps the most anticipated and potentially explosive encounter in the 71-year, 58-game rivalry between the two countries.
The match will kick off at 6 p.m. Nigerian time and the winner will get a ticket to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.