Ghana FA has reportedly flagged of fans mobilasation ahead of the first leg world cup play-off against Nigeria on March 25. Executive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA),Nana Oduro Sarfo reportedly revealed that plans are underway to ensure the Baba Yara Stadium is filled to its capacity for the showdown that has become the talk of town with less than eight days to the D-day.
“The Ghana Football Association has laid down a lot of measures to ensure we get the support for the Black Stars. I do not want to preempt but the GFA will meet the sports media in Kumasi, go on the radio and speak to the people to calm nerves,” he told Precise FM.
“Some people do not know how psychologically utterances affect situations. The hatred for the Black Stars are born out of a lot of issues, sometimes not because of the team itself but hatred for some people who surround the team but I entreat all to erase that hatred for the betterment of the team,” he added.
Confederation of African Football CAF only few days back gave nod for the Baba Yara Stadium to host the match after turning down the Cape Coast used to celebrate the country’s independent on March 6th.
Both Black Stars and Super Eagles posted not too impressive run at the Nations cup in Cameroon and are eager to avoid missing the ticket to the World cup in Qatar.
While Black Stars failed to go past the Group stage the Eagles did cross but hit the rocks in the round of 16 no thanks to lone goal loss to Tunisia. The Second leg of the play-off takes place March 29th at the MKO Stadium Abuja.
The winner of the tie will earn a ticket to the Qatar World cup which the hosts say will be mind-blowing revealing that about £120bn has been committed to providing state of the art venues and other facilities in the logistics and hospitality to mention just a few.