The Super Eagles of Nigeria find themselves in a tight rope after a disappointing goalless affair against Ghana in Kumasi
The Super Eagles failed to live up to expectations in their first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier playoffs against Ghana’s Black Stars, with both teams sharing the spoils.
Nigeria had a penalty overturned by VAR and was largely second best as Ghana dominated for the majority of the game, which was played at Kumasi’s Baba Yara Stadium, which was extremely loud and packed.
Despite having the majority of the ball, the Black Stars were unable to threaten Nigerian Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, despite some tense moments late in the second half.
The Eagles had to wait until the 37th minute for their first real shot on goal, which came from the main man, Victor Osimhen, who had been given the starting berth by Augustine Eguavoen.
When Moses Simon was put through on goal in the 55th minute, with the goalkeeper at his mercy, the Nantes player, who was later subbed off with 18 minutes left to play, shot straight at the goalkeeper, who saved with his foot.
In the end, the match is evenly poised, with everything on the line in the second leg, which is set for next week Tuesday at Abuja’s refurbished Moshood Abiola Stadium.
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