Ghana v Nigeria! A West-African derby, and the stakes are at the highest this time. A place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is at stake. This tie promises to be entertaining, dramatic, and hopefully, full of goals.

Match Card

Kick-off time – 8:30PM WAT

Referee – Rédouane Jiyed (Moroccan)

Stadium – Baba Yara Stadium (Kumasi)

Ghana FIFA RANKING – 61st

NIGERIA FIFA RANKING 32nd

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Ghana will be hoping for goodluck at the Baba Yara stadium. They defeated Nigeria 7-0 in the Jalco Cup at the same stadium back in 1955. They also thrashed Lesotho 7-0 at the same stadium in 2012.

What Has Been Said?

It’s a very crucial match, a lot is at stake. The most important thing is to qualify for the World Cup. We have a strong squad and a large pool of players to choose from. The boys are sharp and ready to go. We have to win well against Ghana to get over the line. We will do the talking on the pitch.

Austin Eguavoen

“We all expect Ghana to qualify for the FIFA World Cup (Qatar 2022) but that won’t be easy as we need to do our best to make it to this tournament,” the former Ghana international winger Addo said.

“Matches between Ghana and Nigeria are always difficult but we believe in our players, we believe in our strategies, and we believe in the unflinching support of all Ghanaians as we go into these two matches.”

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Team News – The Super Eagles welcome back Victor Osimhen, Emmanuel Dennis, and Odion Ighalo back in attack. Ademola Lookman and Akinkunmi Amoo recieve their first callups for the Eagles too. Maduka Okoye had to pull out of the squad after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Ghana Squad List

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Kamaldeen Sulemana misses out because of Injury. Andre Ayew is suspended, so he was not called up.

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Stats

Both countries qualified for the final round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with the same record in their respective groups. Four wins, a draw, and a loss.

Osimhen is the top scorer among the two teams in the qualifying round with four goals so far.

Nigeria are aiming to make their seventh World Cup appearance in Qatar later this year while the Black Stars have played on the world stage on three occasions, their first was in 2006.

The Super Eagles are unbeaten in four away matches in all competitions.

Ghana have the head-to-head advantage having won 25 of their 56 previous clashes with 19 ending in draws.

Nigeria have won three of their past five matches and drawn one with the other ending in a defeat while their opponent on Friday lost three games, drew one, and won one.

AWCQ-02

After a very disappointing AFCON 2021 Tournament, Ghana have revamped their backroom and coaching setup. The Black stars will give their all at home to get a good result tonight. Nigeria have all the stars, but games like this is all about team spirit and togetherness. Can the Super Eagles win in Ghana?

Prediction – Ghana 1- 2 Nigeria

Betting TipOver 2.5 goals

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