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The “Nigerian Eagles” meet the “Black Stars” in a crucial 90 minutes in the fight for qualification for the World Cup.

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With the clear superiority of the Ghanaian football team in the first leg, the team failed to beat their Nigerian guest last Friday to throw the ball at the ‘Essours Greens’ stadium, which has become the closest to the qualification for the World Cup in Qatar 2022. .
The Ghanaian team drew with its Nigerian counterpart last Friday in Kumasi, in the last decisive day of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, so the ‘Nigeria Eagles’ need to win any result at home in the second leg tomorrow, Tuesday . in order to qualify for the World Cup.

The two teams played a strong and enjoyable game in the first leg, and the Nigerian team managed to counter all the offensive attempts of the Ghanaian team (Black Stars), who had the most ball possession and the most dangerous offense. , while the Nigerians did not shoot any dangerous ball between the three posts, and the team was below the expected level on the offensive end.

With the second leg played at home, the true potential of the Nigerian team may appear, especially after their players are just 90 minutes away from reaching the World Cup.

The Ghanaian national football team’s hopes of continuing their impressive record at home in the African World Cup qualifiers were dashed as they fell into the trap of a negative draw in this matchup, which It is one of the oldest international derbies on the African continent, where the teams of the two neighboring countries, Ghana and Nigeria, meet.

The Ghanaian team had remained unbeaten in their last four group stage games of these qualifiers, and recorded three victories in these four games, the most recent of which was a 1-0 win over South Africa, but not he got it. to pull off a heartwarming victory over the Nigeria Eagles last Friday to become the team’s hopes of reaching the World Cup in the wind.

The Ghanaian team remained unbeaten in the last 26 home games in the African World Cup qualifiers, and lost one game in the last 29 home games in the World Cup qualifiers, but the tie was not the best. Result that the team needed in a difficult confrontation against the “Nigerian Eagles”.

The Nigerian team have made an outstanding run in the current qualifiers so far, with their last results in the group stage being a 1-1 draw with Cabo Verde (Cape Verde).

It is also worth noting that the Nigerian team won all three of their away games in the group stage of the current qualifiers. They also posted a win-win draw against hosts Ghana last Friday and need to win any result tomorrow. to crown this successful march.

But the Ghanaian team can also exploit the surprise and win away from home and appear again in the World Cup.

The Nigerian team had left the African Cup of Nations, organized by Cameroon a few weeks ago, from the round of 16, while the Ghanaian team was eliminated in the first round (group stage).

This failure doubles the desire of the two teams to qualify for the World Cup to compensate and reconcile their fans.

The two teams’ matchups are always exciting as they represent two important neighboring countries on the African continent.


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