Nigeria has recruited Ghana in its bid to co-host the 2010 World Cup, which will be held in Africa.

Nigeria’s sports minister Ibn Steven Akiga and his Ghanaian equivalent Edward Osei Kwaku signed the agreement on MondayCameroon, Togo and Benin are also likely to be enlisted as Nigeria battles with South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to be the first African nation to host the showpiece event.

The Nigerian’s proposal is to use ten venues, – four in Nigeria, two in Ghana, two in Cameroon and one each in Togo and Benin.

FIFA must receive all bids together with completed dossiers by 31 May and presentations will be made to the general secretariat on 30 September.

The successful applicant being announced in May 2004. Japan and South Korea successfully co-hosted the2002 championship.