Dates For Super Eagles 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Released
By Amaechi Agbo
In May the Super Eagles of Nigeria will begin their campaign for their 7th World Cup participation when hostilities for 2022 edition resume.
Qatar will host the quadrennial tournament from November 25 to December 18, 2022.
Nigeria is paired in Group C along Liberia, Cape Verde and Central Africa Republic, CAR.
According to the timeline of the qualifications made available, Super Eagles will commence their campaign in May with the matchdays 1 and 2 slated to hold between May 31 and June 15, 2021.
During this FIFA window, the Eagles will play Liberia at home before they travel to CAR later.
The next qualifiers which will be on home-and-away bases will see the Eagles square up twice against Cape Verde on matchdays 3 and 4
First leg will be at home while the return leg follows few days later between August 30 and September 7, 2021.
The last qualification race, matchdays 5 and 6, will hold within October 4 and 12. Super Eagles will play first away to Liberia before they roundup their campaign at home against CAR.
Group winners will qualify for the final round of qualifications where the 10 best group teams will be paired in twos and they will play another home and away matches.
The winners of this last stage will qualify to fly the continent’s flag in Qatar.
This last qualifying round is slated to hold between November 8 and 16, 2021.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF will confirm later the dates for the Super Eagles matches within the stipulated timelines above as well as venues and kick-off time.
In May 2020, the NFF gave Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, the mandate to qualify the team for her 7th World Cup in Qatar when he renewed his contract for addition two-and-a-half years.