The three-time African champions are scheduled to start their journey to Qatar next month, but it could be delayed for another few months
Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers next month could be postponed after reports emerged that CAF is considering shifting the round of games to September.
The Super Eagles host Liberia next month, but that game is now under doubt following the latest report coming out of Africa.
According to AFP per Oluwashina Okeleji, some countries’ stadiums are yet to meet CAF’s requirement to host matches.
Postponed from June to September?
Africa's opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers set to be delayed because a host of stadiums lack CAF approval, sources told @AFP on Tuesday.
When questioned, CAF did not confirm/deny but said it would communicate on the subject "during the day". pic.twitter.com/Eddw6ZHwPw
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) May 4, 2021
And as a result, CAF is considering shifting the start of the qualifiers for another three months. However, the football body is yet to release an official statement on the report.
Meanwhile, Soccernet had earlier reported that seven stadiums in Nigeria had passed CAF’s approval to host the Super Eagles three home qualifiers and potentially one more should they top their group.
The three-time African champions have been drawn in Group C alongside Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic.
Only the top team qualifies for the next round, which is a two-legged playoff clash.