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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Caf Agrees to Ghana’s Request To Fill Stadium to For Capacity

The Confederation of African Football has given the green light to Ghana to fill the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to capacity as requested by the Ghana Football Association in connection with Black Stars versus Nigeria World Cup qualification play-off first leg.

CAF has reportedly told the Ghana football authorities that 40,000 spectators would be allowed to witness the fixture.

“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,” a statement from the GFA website read.

“This comes after the Ghana Football Association request to play the game in a full capacity stadium following the laid-down rules by Caf.

“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.”

Meanwhile, CAF will have onsite stadium inspections until the day of the match and in the event that some conditions are not met before the match, the financial sanctions will be imposed on Ghana.

Goal reports that four days after the Fifa World Cup qualifier first leg is played, Nigeria will host the second leg at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, with the winners on aggregate qualifying for the global football showpiece.


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