Ghana face Nigeria in World Cup 2022 play-off

The Black Stars must negotiate their way past the three-time African champions if they are to qualify for the global football showpiece

The play-off comes off in March.

The Black Stars are in search of a fourth qualification for FIFA World Cup since making their debut in 2006 in Germany and must overcome their archrivals for a place at the global showpiece in Qatar.

Ghana were in the same group as Ethiopia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in group G during the qualifiers and topped the group to make it to the playoffs.

Former Liverpool forward El-Hadji Diouf was one of the people performing the draw, and he happened to ensure that one of Liverpool’s current star strikers Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah will be guaranteed a place at the tournament after Senegal were paired against Egypt, reports the BBC.

And the hosts of the current ongoing Afcon competition, Cameroon, are drawn against the current holders – albeit already eliminated from this year’s tournament – Algeria.

DR Congo, who last qualified for the World Cup in 1974 when the country was known as Zaire, have a tough challenge if they are to make it to a second tournament, as they face Morocco.

Meanwhile Morocco’s neighbours Tunisia will get through if they overcome the only team in the draw to have never been at a World Cup in any form, Mali.

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