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Nigeria declares holiday ahead of Ghana clash today

The first leg of the World Cup playoff ended in a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi

Nigeria has declared Tuesday a holiday in a bid to mobilise support for the Super Eagles ahead of a crucial game against the Black Stars today, Ghana’s High Commission in Nigeria has said.

The first leg of the World Cup playoff ended in a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

“The stakes are a little bit high, tension is a little bit very high here, I don’t know whether  you are aware the President himself is watching the match today,” Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria told the Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (29 March).

“Not only is the President watching the match, he has entreated that all his cabinet and all government officials must be at the stadium today. They have declared today a half holiday by 12 midday all offices must be closed,” Bawa said.

Listen to Rashid Bawa in the attached audio below:

Stay calm

Bawa has advised Ghanaian fans in Abuja to be calm and abide by all security measures put in place.

“They have also indicated that they have put together a hundred buses across the metropolis here in Abuja and every single person who board the bus will be handed 2000 naira as a way of motivation for him to get to the stadium and support.

“So with this mass of mobilisation the Nigerian government is putting in place, we have entreated our people let’s stay calm, let’s show our support to the national team,” he said.

Fred Dzakpata

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