Nigeria is expecting 60,000 fans at the Moshood Abiola National stadium when they host their West African neighbours, Ghana on Tuesday.
According to the former Super Eagles media officer, Oluwatoyin Ibitoye – 60, 000 fans will be allowed into the stadium for the second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff.
The first leg ended goalless at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi, Ghana. With Ghana allegedly allowing close to 70,000 spectators into a stadium that’s built to hold 40,000.
“I think FIFA has to take action against Ghana. Just for how unsafe it was out there,” before adding “COVID-19 precautions were not followed, Nigerian Ex footballer, Daniel Amokachi said.
With all still left to play for going by the first leg result, only victory will be good enough for the Super Eagles if they are to achieve their aim of making a seventh World Cup appearance in Qatar.
The Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa urged Nigerians to come out in numbers and be the 12th man behind the team on Tuesday.
Both West African nations have met 57 times since their first game in the 1950s. Tuesday’s crucial clash will be the 58th installment of one of football’s most storied rivalries.