Nigeria played out a 0-0 draw in Kumasi last week, and Ghana will arrive in Abuja knowing that they have to put everything on the line so they can qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. How can the Super Eagles of Nigeria triumph in Abuja, using the first leg match details as a guide?

Nigeria v Ghana Match Card

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Stadium – Moshood Abiola Stadium. Abuja, Nigeria

It is surely going to be another tough test for the Super Eagles tomorrow, so let`s look at three things they need to stop Ghana.

1- Better Midfield Play: Last time out, Kelechi Iheanacho played as an attacking midfielser for the Super Eagles. The midfield was the main area the Eagles failed at in Kumasi. There was rarely any link between the midfield and the attack and that resulted in fewer chances for Osimhen. In Abuja, in the first 10 minutes, The Eagles need to give nothing away in the midfield and be more pro-active. The midfield has to create more chances for the striker.

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2 – Deal Better With Mohammed Kudus: Mohammed Kudus gave th Nigerian defense a hard time in Ghana last week. The Ajax star created a couple of good openings, and Nigeria need to be wary of that. Alongside Jordan Ayew, Kudus is one of Ghana`s best attackers. He can also be very tricky in and around the box.

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3 – Use The Fans: The support at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi last week impacted the performance of the Black Stars positively. Nigeria also need to use home advantage to their own good. The team needs to get the fans in the mood early-on with a good start, and that will help put more pressure on the Ghanain players.

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