By Emmanuel Adeleke
Ahead of the 2022 World Cup play-off second leg match, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given approval to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to have a full capacity stadium of 60,000 spectators for the much-anticipated clash against Ghana.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be hosting the Black Stars of Ghana in the reverse fixture of the play-off at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, on Tuesday.
The first leg of the match ended 0-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, on Friday.
The NFF made the request to have 60,000 people at the stadium for the crucial encounter, and it was promptly granted by CAF.
The Africa football governing body had initially approved 30,000 fans for the highly anticipated encounter but with the stakes being much higher, the NFF requested 30,000 more.
CAF allowed 40,000 fans for the first leg at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, on Friday.
The Eagles will hope to replicate the 2001 feat that saw them draw away to Ghana before beating them 3-0 in Nigeria during the qualifiers for the 2002 World Cup.