The Ghana High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency, Rashid Bawa yesterday revealed that five percent of the total tickets for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs between Nigeria and Ghana at the 40,000 seater Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi will be given as complimentary tickets to the Nigerian contingent.
The High Commissioner made this known during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare in Abuja where they both gave assurances of hitch free matches between the two countries.
Bawa added that the chartered flight that will airlift the Nigerian contingent to Kumasi in Ghana will be given a landing permit without hassles and the team would be given all the cooperation needed for easy passage into Ghana and during the period of their stay.
On his part, Sunday Dare said Nigeria would continue to maintain the long standing relationship with Ghana and the tension around the playoff games will in no way jeopardize it.
“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 a do or die affair but rather as an avenue to further strengthen the bond that exists already between us.
“This administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has identified sports as a tool for promoting unity and peace, not only within Nigeria but across the World so you can be assured of our hospitality and large heartedness,” the Minister added.