Nigeria 1-1 Ghana: Super Eagles fail 200 million Nigerians in Abuja

Ghana have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their final qualifying tie against Nigeria, leaving 200 million Nigerians highly disappointed.

Ghana won this encounter thanks to a goal by Thomas Partey in the 10th minute, while the African qualifiers continue to use the away goals system.Nigeria 1-1 Ghana: Super Eagles fail 200 million Nigerians in Abuja

Otto Addo’s men qualified for the world showpiece in Qatar thanks to a key goal in Abuja.

On Friday, the Black Stars held the three-time African champions to a goalless draw in Kumasi, and they advanced to Qatar with an away goal in Abuja.

The Super Eagles failed to live up to expectations after coach Augustine Eguavoen made five changes to the team that played in Kumasi last Friday, while his Ghanaian counterpart Otto Addo kept his starting XI unchanged.

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At the Moshood Abional National Stadium, it was an action-packed 90 minutes, with Francis Uzoho making a costly blunder that contributed to Ghana’s only goal in the 10th minute.

Thomas Partey, an Arsenal player, blasted a thunderous drive from outside the penalty area that deflected past the Omonia Nicosia goalkeeper and into the net.

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Nigeria answered quickly to the opening goal, earning a penalty in the 19th minute when Dennis Odoi pulled down Ademola Lookman.

The foul was first waved off by the Tunisian referee, but it was overruled after a VAR check.

Augustine Eguavoen’s team drew level when captain William Troost-Ekong stepped up to take the penalty, which he converted.

The Black Stars held on to their lead as Nigeria made a few adjustments but were unable to affect the game’s outcome.

Due to an away goal advantage, the Black Stars will compete in the World Cup.

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The Black Stars are the first African team to secure a ticket to Qatar.

 

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