Ghana will endure a further thirty minutes of extra time in the second leg of the World Cup playoffs against Egypt if the aggregate scoreline remains even.
The Black Stars drew the record African Cup winners in a FIFA draw held on Monday for the final round of qualifiers for next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Ghana will be hosting the Pharoah’s in the first leg of the playoff in October before hitting the road for the away encounter a month later.
The Black Stars however stand the prospect of doing battle for an extra thirty minutes in the second leg match – Egypt’s home game – if the cumulative aggregate score from both legs after regulation time remain the same.
This directive was issued during the draw held at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo on Monday.
Ghana will therefore need a commanding win in the home fixture of the playoffs to effectively kill of the tie and avoid possible extra time before the return encounter in November.