Baba Yara Sports Stadium to Host Ghana’s World Cup Playoff Against Nigeria

Baba Yara Sports Stadium to Host Ghana’s World Cup Playoff Against Nigeria

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approval the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi to host the World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off match between Ghana and Nigeria scheduled for the 25th of March 2022.

The Stadium was approved Wednesday afternoon, and it brought an end to the long awaited question of which venue would host the first leg of the encounter.


The Cape Coast Sport Stadium was initially penciled down for the encounter, but CAF rejected the venue due to the poor state of the pitch.

However, The Confederation of African Football (CAF) was granted the Baba Yana stadium approval following the request of the of Ghanaian Football Association.

The first leg is scheduled for on the 25th of March, while the return fixture would be staged four days later at the Moshood Abiola stadium in Abuja.

The overall winner of the ties will pick one of Africa’s five FIFA World Cup slots.

Nigeria has qualified for the World Football fiesta on six occasions, while the Ghanaians qualified three time.

The Black Stars, along with the Terenga Senegal and the Indictable Lions of Cameroon remain the only African teams to play at the quarter final of the FIFA World Cup.

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