The Nigeria Sports Ministry and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have jointly purchased 20,000 tickets for Super Eagles fans ahead of the 2022 World Cup playoff against Ghana on Tuesday, March 29.
According to them, this is in line with their commitment to getting full support for the Super Eagles by filling the Moshood Abiola Stadium, which seats up to 60,000 people.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare said,
“We will buy 20,000 of the tickets and give them to fans at designated centers on Monday and Tuesday morning. We want to ensure maximum support for the Super Eagles by filling up the stands.
“The NFF has done well to secure maximum capacity of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium for the match. This move will guarantee us a full house”.
The first leg of the tie ended in a goalless draw in Kumasi.
NFF Second Vice President, Shehu Dikko, said the ministry and the football body believe the full house will spur the Super Eagles to earn a seventh FIFA World Cup finals ticket on Tuesday evening.
“It is a very big match, and we need the maximum support for our team,”
“The players have expressed a desire for a full house, just as the Ghanaians had in Kumasi. We want to thank the ministry for initiating this move,” he said.