The Nigeria Sports Ministry and Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have bought up to 20,000 tickets to distribute among fans, ahead of the country’s 2022 World Cup playoff against Ghana on Tuesday.
Both organizations are trying to ramp up support for the Super Eagles, by trying to fill up the Moshood Abiola Stadium, which holds up to 60,000 spectators.
“We will buy 20,000 of the tickets and give them to fans at designated centres on Monday and Tuesday morning. We want to ensure maximum support for the Super Eagles by filling up the stands.
“The NFF has done well to secure maximum capacity of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium for the match. This move will guarantee us a full house,” Sports Minister Sunday Dare said.
The first leg of the tie ended in a goalless draw in Kumasi.
Nigeria needs an outright win to clinch one of five tickets to represent Africa at Qatar 2022.