The Super Eagles are to face off the Black Stars today, at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi by 7:30pm, in the first leg of their qualifying matches for the 2022 world cup. But it seems like the Super Eagles might not stand a chance tomorrow, with an alleged off-field tactics by Ghana officials to destabilize the Super Eagles ahead of the game, or do they?

According to reports by The Punch, The Black Stars officials have been working on the plan which includes rejecting the Covid-19 certificates of the biggest stars of the Nigerian team and running their own tests which they plan to use to psychologically demoralize the Nigerian players.

Whether these reports are true or not one thing is for sure, the Super Eagles are equally ready for whatever obstacles the Black Stars have put in place, as they have made some strong advance preparations for the match today and next week.

Apart from the fact that the Super Eagles have changed their temporary place of residence in Ghana for the period of both matches, their date of departure from Nigeria to Ghana is now unknown as their flight for yesterday was cancelled.

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, said in a statement on Wednesday that the Federation is doing everything legal and acceptable for Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 World cup.

Of course we are not the ones going into the field, but the arrangements we put in place will to a large extent determine the spirit with which the players will enter the pitch


The dates for the first and second leg of the dubbed “Jollof Matches” still remain on the 25th and 29th of March.

SOURCE: The Punch