Video: Nigeria Defends Decision To Switch off Lights During Ghana Training

Tuesday, March
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There were ugly scenes during the last session of Ghana’s training in Nigeria on the eve of the meeting between two arch rivals in the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

Ghana had to train in the dark after Lights at Moshood Abiola National Stadium were switched off.

Onlookers suggest that is revenge after Nigeria were also given poor treatment on arrival in Ghana during the first meeting.

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However, Per news in Ghana, the Federal ministry of youth and sports development has defended the decision to switch off power during the Black Stars’ training session.

“The Black Stars of Ghana were not stopped from training this evening at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja,” Spokesperson of the Ministry is quoted in Ghana press.

“They had trained for the mandatory one hour, overstayed and refused to leave even after appeals by the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) officials on ground.”

The first meeting ended goalless in Kumasi and the Black Stars will need a scoring draw to qualify to Qatar which will be their fourth appearance at a World Cup Stage.


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