Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday
Dare, has revealed his conversation with President
Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the Super Eagles’
2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against the Black
Stars of Ghana on Friday.
Oniftv reports that Nigeria and Ghana will
clash on Friday at the Baba Yara Stadium in
The Super Eagles will then host Ghana in the return
leg on Tuesday at the Moshood Abiola National
(MKO) Stadium in Abuja.
However, according to Dare, Buhari may likely be
present at the MKO Abiola stadium for the second
He said he met Buhari in Lagos as the President
asked him why he was not in Ghana for the Super
Eagles’ tie with the Black Stars.
Dare disclosed this on NFF TV, while addressing
the coaching crew of the Super Eagles inside the
main bowl of the stadium on Wednesday morning.
According to Dare, it is not 100 percent guaranteed
that the President will attend the second leg, but he
is likely going to be present.
He said: “I was in Lagos yesterday (Tuesday) and
the President [Muhammadu Buhari] asked me why I
was not in Ghana and I realized that the President
also knows that there is a Ghana match.
“He has not given me 100 percent assurance, but
he is likely going to show up here (second leg) on
the 29th as a surprise.”
He added, “So I wish you the best, all I can do is
pray and support you. I had to give you a good
pitch here. I am glad they (players) liked it.”