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Nigeria Sports Minister, Sunday Dare and the Ghana High Commissioner in Nigeria have assured of hitch free 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs between both countries on the 25 March.

The Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa gave these assurance in Abuja Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Sports Minister in his office to deliberate on areas of interest as the anticipating explosive encounter draw closer..

Sunday Dare, Nigeria Sports Minister on his part maintain the long standing relationship with Ghana and the tension around the playoff games will in no way jeopardize it.

Sunday Dare also said “These games should be seen as sports where there is the possibility of winning as there is of losing. We need to demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship. We must not see the games as do or die affair but rather as an avenue to further strengthen the bond that exist already between us.

He further stated that the essence of the relationship is promoting unity and peace, not only within Nigeria but across the World and the return leg will be one that he has assured good hospitality and large heartedness.

Ghana High Commissioner also assured Nigerians that the fast approaching playoffs would not divide the two countries where long standing relationship, collaborations and friendliness exist. He revealed that five percent of the total tickets for the match to be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi will be given as complementary tickets to the Nigerian contingent.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles Chief coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has confirmed that the coaching crew will not deprive the Nigeria goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye who ply his trade with Sparta Rotterdam as first- choice stopper.

The Tunisia’94 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Amuneke, also said that selection is open to other goalkeepers as the team goalkeeper trainer Alloy Agu has confidence in Francis Uzoho and other goalkeepers in the too.

Okoye, 22, has conceded just two goals and was selected in three of the four matches at the AFCON 2022 with Francis Uzoho coming in against Guinea-Bissau. He has also made 13 appearances with quick rise from third-choice goalkeeper to first choice.

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