Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

The Black Stars of Ghana have sealed qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 1-1 draw with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The progression of the Stars to Qatar was successful due to away goal rule after their goalless draw with Nigeria in the first leg in Kumasi last Friday.
In form Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey gave Ghana a bright start in Moshood Abiola Stadium by breaking the deadlock in the 11 minutes of the game.
The midfielder beat the goalkeeper by striking the ball from the edge of the 18-yard box into the left bottom corner of the Nigerian goal.
Joojo Wollacot denied the Super Eagles from equalizing on two occasions in the space of five minutes after Ghana taking the lead.
Nigeria was blessed with an equalizer in the game from the penalty spot which the captain of the side, Willam Troost – Ekong made no mistake.
The Super Eagles took the lead in the game through Victor Osimhen on the half hour mark but was ruled out for offside after a confirmation from the video assistance referee.
The Nigerians began the second half in search for their second goal to help them book a place in the World Cup.
The Stars adopted a strategy of soaking the pressure from the Nigerians, keeping it tight at the back and depended heavily on counter attacks.
This strategy proved to be effective which saw Otto Addo’s men frustrating the Nigerians till the full whistle of the game ensuring Ghana making it to their fourth World Cup.
After missing out in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the four-time African Champions are back to battle it out for the gold.

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