FIFA moves Super Eagles’ Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers to September | The Guardian Nigeria News


[FILE] Super Eagles training at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Photo: Lagos Sports Commission

The Super Eagles will no longer begin their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying series as earlier scheduled in June, world football governing body, FIFA, has ruled.

Nigeria is in the same preliminary group with Liberia, Cape Verde and Central African Republic.

In a statement yesterday, FIFA said it had been made to push forward Africa’s Qatar 2022 matches due to the effect of the coronavirus on the continent.

The statement reads: “FIFA can confirm that in conjunction with CAF and taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams, it has been decided to postpone the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played in June 2021.

“The qualifiers are now scheduled to take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March…

Source: Guardian Newspaper