The 2022 FIFA World Cup Quilifers play-off will be concluded this March with the final rounds of matches to be played.
After breathtaking action which saw the participation of all 54 CAF Member Associations, ten (10) teams are still in contention for the five African berths at the most coveted national team tournament, thus, the World Cup.
The first leg of the last round is slated for 25th March, 2022, while the second leg matches will be played on 29 March, 2022, thus, about four days later.
Tomorrow, March 25, 2022, Ghana and Nigeria will set to play at the Cape Coast stadium.
The Black Stars of Ghana will definitely be looking to rewrite history when they lock horns with longterm African rivals Supper Eagles of Nigeria as they took the World by storm with their exploits in the 2010 edition of the world cup in South Africa and losing a place in the semi finals after throwing away a two goal lead against Uruguay.
The Black Stars have called on the expertise of Otto Addo, a former Ghana International who was an immediate past assistant coach of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga to steer the stars to victory as an interim manager or coach.
Otto Addo is joined by former Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hutton. He is to act as a technical adviser.
D.R Congo (Zaire) having tasted world cup delight in 1974 will be relishing the prospect of another world cup as they lock horns with the Atlas Lions of Morocco at the Stade des Martyrs stadium in the city of Kinshasa.
The Eagles of Mali are looking to have their maiden taste of world cup experience as their FA has called for the expertise of former internationals such as Frédéric Kanouté, Mohamed Lamine Sissoko, Eric Chelle and Seydou Keita to support current coach Mohamed Magassouba as they take on the Eagles of Carthage, Tunisia at the Stade Olympique Hammadi Agrebi in Tunis.
Tunisia have played in five world Cup finals and will also be relishing the prospect of being a part of this year’s global showpiece in Qatar.
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High flying Teranga Lions of Senegal after their African Cup winning exploits in Cameroon will be relishing the joy of beating the Pharaohs of Egypt as they did some months ago in Cameroon, a deja vu to say.
While Senegal boast of arguably the best players on the African continent with the likes of Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy, Gana
Gueye and the rest, the Pharaohs of Egypt spearheaded by the “Egyptian King”, Mohammed Salah of Liverpool and his compatriots will be looking to avoid back to back defeats as the bells of defeat will be ringing loudly in their ears.
Will it be revenge time for the Pharoahs of Egypt or a Deja Vu by High flying Teranga Lions of Senegal? Only time will decide as the two meet at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.