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2022 WCQ: Black Stars to play Nigeria in Kumasi or Accra as NSA closes Cape Coast Stadium

The National Sports Authority has asked the Ghana Football Association to consider moving Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifying play-off match against Nigeria to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi or the Accra Sports Stadium.

The NSA announced in a statement that it intends to close down the Cape Coast Stadium for Ghana’s 65th Independence Day Celebrations on 6th March, with the game scheduled for later that month.

The Cape Coast Stadium has hosted all of Ghana’s 2022 World Cup qualifying matches but they will have to find a new home following the latest development.

Fans have called for the crucial game against the Super Eagles to be moved to the Baba Yara Stadium, a venue many consider the spiritual home of the Black Stars.

The last time Ghana played at the Baba Yara Stadium was 1st September, 2017 against Congo Brazzaville in a 2018 World Cup qualifier which ended 1-1.

Ghana will host the first leg, with Nigeria having already confirmed the return leg for Abuja.

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