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Government to involve Kwesi Nyantakyi in Black Stars vs Nigeria World Cup playoff matches

Former Ghana Football Association [GFA] chief Kwesi Nyantakyi has been enlisted by the Ghanaian government for the impending 2022 World Cup playoff games against Nigeria.

The Super Eagles will compete against the Black Stars for a spot in the Mundial later this year.

According to a report by Kessben FM in Kumasi, the government is in talks with Mr. Nyantakyi about moving the important first-leg playoff game against Nigeria to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

On March 25, the Black Stars will host Nigeria in the opening leg of the match at the Cape Coast Stadium.

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However, the Nigeria Football Federation’s [NFF] protest against the Cape Coast Stadium following the country’s 65th-anniversary celebration has left the country with little prospect of staging the game there due to the stadium’s terrible condition.

The National Football League requested that the game be played on neutral ground.

On Sunday, a team of CAF inspectors arrived in Kumasi to assess the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in anticipation of a possible change of match venue.

According to the report, the Ghanaian government wants to shift the game from Cape Coast to Kumasi and has contacted Mr Nyantakyi regarding the procedure of changing the match venue with less than ten days to go before the game.

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Mr Nyantakyi’s contacts and influence are being hoped for by the government to assist modify the venue.

According to other sources, if the Cape Coast stadium fails to meet CAF’s requirements, the game will most likely be relocated to either Benin or Morocco.

Former FIFA Executive Council member and CAF 1st Vice President Kwesi Nyantakyi.

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