The federal government has directed  that all government offices to be closed for activities from 1pm on Tuesday, 29th March, 2022

A statement signed by Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe, permanent secretary, service welfare office, for Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, notified that this was due to the World Cup Play off between the Super Eagles of  Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja

“As you are aware, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be playing the Black Stars of Ghana for the second leg play off for the  2022 FIFA World-Cup Qualifier match.

“There is a need to mobilise support for the Nigerian Team. Consequently, I am directed to inform you that all offices will be closed at 1.00pm on Tuesday, 29 n March, 2022.

Meanwhile, ahead of the make or mar second leg of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match, Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguaveon, has assured that his team will take every chance  against the Ghanaian team.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday evening in Abuja, Eguavoen admitted that the game will be tough but they must take every scoring opportunity that comes their way.

We need to score goals because opportunities rarely come in high level matches like this. So when you have a chance you have to take it,” Eguavoen declared.

He however insisted that neither he nor his team are under pressure and urged Nigerians to turn out en-masse to the Moshood Abiola Stadium to cheer the Super Eagles to victory.

The former Nigerian international disclosed that Samuel Chukwueze and Innocent Bonke are big doubts for the crucial World Cup qualifying playoff.

He said the two players who featured in Friday’s first leg clash which ended goalless are under medical observation.

He stated further that even if the two players don’t recover on time for the game there are good replacements for them.

They are still under observation. Chukwueze had a scan and we are awaiting the result. Bonke did not participate in training because he had a knock.

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