The fever surrounding the much anticipated West African derby between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Black Stars of Ghana seems to have found its way into Parliament.

Later tonight, the Black Stars are facing Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a bid to secure a place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

On Friday, legislators who had assembled to conduct the business of the day were seen clad in the jerseys of the senior national team, Black Stars, ahead of the clash.

MPs wear Black Stars jerseys to Parliament, confident of victory in Nigeria game

First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, was not left out in the decision to ditch the official suits for the sports apparel.

The benches were also draped in national colours in a bid to heighten the spirit and boost morale.

Though the numbers on the floor were not enough, the legislators seemed rather excited for the prospects at Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

MPs wear Black Stars jerseys to Parliament, confident of victory in Nigeria game

North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa expressed confidence that “Ghana shall emerge victorious.”

The other MPs wished the Black Stars well in the upcoming encounter.

Tolon MP, Habib Iddrisu acknowledged the relevance of the clash in the country’s sports calendar and urged the players to put their best foot forward.

MPs wear Black Stars jerseys to Parliament, confident of victory in Nigeria game

He encouraged Ghanaians to rally behind the senior national team.

MP for Odododiodio, Nii Lante Vanderpuye is asking the team to redeem their image by winning against the Super Eagles.

MPs wear Black Stars jerseys to Parliament, confident of victory in Nigeria game

Almost half the capacity of the Baba Yara stadium has already been sold online, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

After the game, the team will be traveling four days later to Abuja for the second leg at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.