Super Eagles of Nigeria Edge Past Black Stars of Ghana in Thrilling Friendly Encounter

Super Eagles of Nigeria Edge Past Black Stars of Ghana in Thrilling Friendly Encounter

In the Friday night showdown, the Super Eagles of Nigeria essily edged past the Black Stars of Ghana with a 2-1 victory in a gripping international friendly at the Grand Stade de Marrakech.

Super Eagles of Nigeria Edge Past Black Stars of Ghana in Thrilling Friendly Encounter

Under the helm of interim head coach Finidi George, the Super Eagles proved why they make better jollof rice with a dynamic 3-5-2 formation, Footballrover reports.

The inclusion of Rangers forward Cyriel Dessers proved instrumental in spearheading Nigeria’s attacking plan, while debutant Benjamin Tanimu made a notable impression.

From the onset, the Super Eagles seized control of the game, dictating the tempo and thwarting Ghana’s advances.

It was Dessers who broke the deadlock, slotting home a penalty in the 38th minute after a Ghanaian defender handled the ball inside the box.

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Despite numerous opportunities, Nigeria failed to capitalise further, with Dessers and Kelechi Iheanacho squandering chances to extend their lead. Super Eagles of Nigeria Edge Past Black Stars of Ghana in Thrilling Friendly Encounter

Ghana’s hopes were further dashed when they were reduced to ten men just before the hour mark.

The second half saw Alex Iwobi’s precise pass find Ademola Lookman, who unleashed a thunderous strike to double Nigeria’s advantage.

However, Ghana’s resilience managed to pull them through, as Jordan Ayew netted a late consolation goal in the dying moments of the match.

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With spirits high, the Super Eagles look ahead to their next friendly game against Mali, aiming to build on their triumphant performance.

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