The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given approval to Nigeria to have 60,000 spectators for the FIFA World Cup playoff second leg tie against Ghana.
The Super Eagles will lock horns with the Black Stars of Ghana for the FIFA World Cup ticket at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
The first leg of the encounter ended goalless at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi last Friday.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the request to have 60,000 spectators at the stadium for the crucial encounter and was promptly granted by CAF.
The last time the Black Stars visited Nigeria in a World Cup qualification fixture, was in 2001 and they suffered a 3-0 defeat in Port Harcourt.
The Black Stars are expected to depart Ghana on Monday morning via a chartered flight for Tuesday’s game at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja.
The Ghanaians were initially expected to arrive Sunday evening but their travelling plans was later altered.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.