To ensure a huge home support for Super Eagles when the play Black Stars of Ghana on Tuesday (today), the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have purchased 20,000 tickets for the fans of the Nigerian team.
Confirming the story on Monday, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, explained that the objective was to fill up the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja and cheer the Nigerian team to victory.
“We will buy 20,000 of the tickets and give them to fans at designated centres on Monday and Tuesday morning.
He said, “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, if you also consider the efforts that the ticket rights holder, Africa Independent Television have been making on their own.”
Also, the NFF Second Vice President, Shehu Dikko, speaking said that 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.
He said, “It is a very big match, and we need the maximum support for our team.
“The players have expressed a desire for full house, just as the Ghanaians had in Kumasi. We want to thank the ministry for initiating this move.”
Nigeria and Ghana will battle FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff final return leg in Abuja after the first leg in Kumasi, Ghana last Friday ended 0-0.
The match kicks off by 6pm Nigerian time and the winner will secure a ticket to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.