The Federal ministry of youth and sports development has cleared the air about the power failure at the Abuja national stadium during the Black Stars’ training session.
In a viral video of the said incident shared on social media, the Black Stars’ team are captured in the dark with only mobile phone torches providing some light.
The players and officials of the Ghana National Team arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport , Abuja, ahead of tomorrow’s crucial second leg World Cup playoff tie against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
“The Black Stars of Ghana were not stopped from training this evening at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja.
“They had trained for the mandatory one hour, overstayed and refused to leave even after appeals by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) officials on ground.” A spokesperson of the Ministry of sport disclosed.
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.