Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Black Stars of Ghana in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers play-off in March, https://www.aclsports.com reports.
Nigeria, then under the tutelage of Gernot Rohr, played out a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde in their final group game to book their place in the playoffs alongside Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, and Egypt who also topped their groups; others include Tunisia, DR Congo, Ghana, and Cameroon.
The draw, which was done by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cameroon on Saturday afternoon, pits both West African rivals against each other for their first meeting since the international friendly game in England in 2011.
Nigeria will play the first leg of the tie in Ghana, before returning home to host the second leg. The fixtures will be played between March 23-29, 2022.
However, Nigeria and Ghana met at this stage in 2002 with the Super Eagles winning 3-0 in Port-Harcourt after the first leg had ended goalless in Accra.
2022 World Cup Qualifiers.— Andrew Randa (@RandaAndrew) January 22, 2022
This is it!
Egypt 🇪🇬 x 🇸🇳 Senegal
Cameroon 🇨🇲 x 🇩🇿 Algeria
Ghana 🇬🇭 x 🇳🇬 Nigeria
DR Congo 🇨🇩 x 🇲🇦 Morocco
Mali 🇲🇱 x 🇹🇳 Tunisia #WCQ2022
The winner of this playoff round, alongside other winners from the other matchups, will represent the continent at the Mundial in November 2022.
Nigeria will be hoping to qualify for the World Cup finals for the sixth time after featuring in the past three editions in 2014 and 2018.