Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has ordered all ten African teams involved in the final phase of the World Cup qualifies to confirm date and venue fixtures of their play-offs by Friday, September 20.
The teams, Cote D’ivoire, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Burkina Faso and Camaroon must submit the dates and venue for their respective home fixture in the next four days.
Information pieced together by GNA Sports indicates the global body has fixed the weekend of October 11-15 and November 15-19 as dates for both legs with the various teams allowed picking a day within the allotted date.
Ghana is said to be considering the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi as home venue for the Black Stars clash with Egypt in the game expected to fall within October 11-15.
The information indicates that Egypt could be compelled by FIFA to choose between Alexandria and Cairo as venue for the return leg billed within November 15-19 despite the Pharaohs previous usage of the El Gouna arena.
In other pairings, Cote D’Ivoire host Senegal in Abidjan before journeying to Dakar for the return leg a month on.
Ethiopia will be at home to African champions, Nigeria in the first leg. Tunisia will face off Cameroon whilst Algeria play Burkina Faso.
Winners of the two-legged game will form Africa’s five representatives at the 2014 World Cup to be hosted by Brazil.
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