The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs with the hope of securing a place in the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs. The two west African sides were paired up in the 2022 Fifa World Cup play-off draw for the 2022 Qatar World Cup on Saturday in Douala, Cameroon.
The games will take place between the 24th and 29th of March with the first leg taking place in Ghana while the return leg will come up in Nigeria. The Super Eagles were one of 10 African nations who went into Saturday’s draw ceremony which had African legends El Hadji Diouf of Senegal and Emmanuel Adebayor, the former Togo international as draw assistants.
They will now be hoping to be one of the five sides who can progress to the 2022 Qatar World Cup taking place at the end of the year in the Middle-East nation. The three-time African champions will also be looking to equal an African record four consecutive World Cup appearances in what would be their seventh appearance at football’s biggest stage.
Meanwhile, Ghana who failed to do well in the ongoing Afcon will hope to make amends and beat Nigeria to book a place in the Fifa World Cup. They beat South Africa, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe in Group G to make it to the playoffs. The Black Stars, after missing out on the last World Cup in Russia, will be hoping to make their fourth appearance at football’s biggest tournament in Qatar.
2022 Fifa World Cup Playoffs Fixture
Egypt vs Senegal
Cameroon vs Algeria
Ghana vs Nigeria
DR Congo vs Morocco
Mali vs Tunisia